At the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute, we have the latest proton radiation delivery methods, including:

Pencil Beam Scanning  Double Scattering  

Targeted precision

How is Proton Therapy Different?

Proton therapy is an effective, non-invasive alternative to traditional X-ray radiation that helps you beat cancer with fewer side effects and a better quality of life.

In traditional radiation therapy, photons, also called X-rays, travel through the body, delivering cancer-killing energy as they go. As a result, X-ray radiation has both an entrance and exit dose, damaging healthy tissues surrounding your tumor.

Protons naturally move and release energy differently, allowing them to travel safely through the body, releasing a burst of energy at the end of their path. Proton beam radiation conforms to the specific shape of your tumor, sparing healthy tissue and reducing your risk of side effects.

Bragg Peak of Protons

How Does Proton Therapy Work?

Proton Therapy is harder on cancer, easier on you - making it an effective alternative to other forms of radiation.

Learn more about the benefits of proton therapy

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Proton therapy is effective in treating more than 20 types of cancer

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Dr Julie Bradley, UF Health Proton Therapy Physician