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Proton Therapy- Cancer/Oncology

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Proton Therapy depends on complex equipment and high-level physics, but the basic technique is not too difficult to understand, basically, the problem with x-ray radiotherapy (the most common form of radiotherapy) is that x-rays are applied in a way that irradiates a lot of healthy tissue surrounding the tumor which has a considerably negative effect for the patient. Proton Therapy instead uses a very localized beam of high-energy particles to deliver a larger dose of radiation to a smaller area with more precision thus enhancing the effect over the tumor and reducing the side effects. Click to read more.

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