What are the side effects of proton beam therapy?

By Christina L. Mershell

When faced with a cancer diagnosis, the impact on one's health and well-being become a paramount concern.

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proton therapy insurance

Is proton therapy covered by insurance?

By Bradlee Robbert

“Is proton therapy covered by insurance?” This is one of the many questions you may have when deciding what cancer treatment is best for you.

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difference between proton radiation and radiation therapy

What is the difference between proton radiation and radiation therapy?

By Bradlee Robbert

Cancer treatment is tailored depending upon the type of cancer, where it is in the body and other factors.

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Advances in lung cancer treatment: the power of five radiation treatments

By Christina L. Mershell |

In the realm of oncology, treating lung cancer has long been a complex challenge due to the delicate nature of the surrounding structures and the potential for collateral damage.

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Proton therapy for childhood cancers

By Christina L. Mershell |

Each year, almost 16,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer.

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Innovations in proton therapy for prostate cancer treatment

By Christina L. Mershell |

Making cancer treatment better for patients, both in improving cure rates and in reducing side effects, drives research and innovation at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute.

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Navigating radiation therapy: a prostate cancer treatment guide

By Christina L. Mershell |

Receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, and understanding treatment options is crucial for making informed decisions.

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Radiation treatment for prostate cancer

By Bradlee Robbert, Christina L. Mershell |

Being diagnosed with prostate cancer can be overwhelming, especially when considering treatment options. Although surgery is often recommended, exploring alternative treatments, such as radiation therapy, is essential.

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Survival rates for prostate cancer treated with proton therapy

By Bradlee Robbert, Christina L. Mershell |

Proton therapy has shown promising results in treating prostate cancer, with high rates of tumor control and low rates of side effects. So, what are the survival rates for prostate cancer treated with proton therapy? 

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Navigating the journey: The vital role of nurse case managers in proton therapy for cancer treatment

By Christina L. Mershell |

In the area of personalized cancer treatment, every journey is unique, yet the support you receive can make all the difference.

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Clinical studies are vital in advancing cancer treatments

By Magory Dolcy |

According to the American Cancer Society, clinical studies or clinical trials review new drugs, procedures and other treatments in people to study their efficacy and make improvements to treatment modules.

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The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute creates an environment of healing

By Christina L. Mershell |

In the past year, the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute has strived to create an environment of healing for all its patients during cancer treatment.

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Current evidence on proton therapy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

By Christina L. Mershell |

Cancer specialists who treat cancer of the head and neck have come together to review the current evidence on the use of proton therapy treatment for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).

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Choosing the right cancer treatment center

By Christina L. Mershell |

When faced with a cancer diagnosis, finding cancer care that is the best becomes a top-priority for individuals and their loved ones.

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Radiation therapy and my cancer treatment plan

By Bradlee Robbert |

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be daunting and unsettling. It thrusts patients into a world filled with unfamiliar medical terminology and a multitude of treatment options.

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proton therapy insurance

Is proton therapy covered by insurance?

By Bradlee Robbert |

“Is proton therapy covered by insurance?” This is one of the many questions you may have when deciding what cancer treatment is best for you.

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proton beam therapy side effects

What are the side effects of proton beam therapy?

By Christina L. Mershell |

When faced with a cancer diagnosis, the impact on one's health and well-being become a paramount concern.

Read More

difference between proton radiation and radiation therapy

What is the difference between proton radiation and radiation therapy?

By Bradlee Robbert |

Cancer treatment is tailored depending upon the type of cancer, where it is in the body and other factors.

Read More