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