Since opening its doors, University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute has offered thousands of patients a promising alternative to traditional radiation. A lower risk of side effects, more precise treatment capabilities and an impressive success rate make proton therapy an option for patients diagnosed with:
- Prostate cancer
- Brain cancer
- Head and neck cancer
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Soft tissue cancer
- Pediatric cancer
- Breast Cancer
What Makes Proton Therapy Different?
Protons can be directed to reach only the areas of the body that are affected by cancer. This leads to more accurate therapy, with less risk that healthy tissue will be exposed to radiation - and this can reduce the risk of complications and side effects.
Fewer treatment complications mean that physicians can deliver higher doses of proton radiation to cancer sites, and an increased dose of proton radiation can improve the chances for a successful outcome.
To learn more about your cancer treatment options, and whether proton therapy is right for you, complete the form to the right.
UF Health Proton Therapy Cancer Experts
As a major non-profit academic medical center, the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute has treated more than 10,000 patients and led the way for innovative cancer care in the Southeast U.S. since 2006. As an academic health center, our published research is setting the standards for proton therapy cancer care worldwide, with dozens of clinical trials and more than 300 published research articles in peer-reviewed journals.
When you become a patient at UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, you are assured of receiving the highest quality cancer care as measured by state and national standards. We are committed to delivering the best possible patient outcomes. Our 125+ employees are dedicated to delivering proton cancer treatment in a way that takes the entire patient into account, so you can keep living life to the fullest.
Are you a candidate for Proton Therapy?
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