Proton Therapy For Head And Neck Tumors
The goal of modern oncological treatment is to ensure patients the maximum chance of recovery while minimising adverse effects related to the treatment. Such an objective may be achieved by means of proton therapy. Proton therapy is gentler because it can reduce the exposure of surrounding tissues and organs to unwanted radiation and thus limits the risk of treatment-related complications.
Proton therapy is exceptional, in particular, because it demonstrably reduces the risk of side effects associated with other types of treatment while also rendering excellent treatment results. It is very beneficial, especially for the treatment of paranasal sinus tumors, where it enables delivery of the dose necessary for tumor destruction. It also reduces the risk of swallowing difficulties and the vast majority of our patients are able to undergo radiation in an outpatient manner while preserving swallowing functions.
Proton therapy is used to treat:
- paranasal sinuses;
- salivary glands;
- eye socket;
- middle and inner ear.
The Proton Therapy Center in Prague has developed unique and innovative treatment procedures minimising undesirable exposure of the surrounding tissues, such as the optic and auditory nerve, retina, spinal cord, etc., to radiation. The benefits of proton radiotherapy for head and neck cancer may already be seen in the course of treatment when the vast majority of patients are able to undergo treatment without hospitalisation and various invasive procedures (such as the insertion of feeding tubes into the stomach).