• Proton Treatment

    Asked by Reporter on Sunday, April 14, 2019

    Proton Treatment

    Beaumont Hospitals offer Proton treatments. This is being used instead of radiation. Anyone been treated with this?

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      GregP_WN

      It is a different type of radiation treatment. It is supposed to be way less damaging to surrounding organs and tissue. The equipment is ridiculously expensive and an entire new facility/wing has to be built to house the huge equipment which prevents smaller facilities from having it. It does look promising as for having fewer side effects. If it would have been available to me when I had radiation for my last diagnosis in 2008 I wouldn't have the lingering side effects that I endure on a daily basis now. If you are considering it, I can only offer what I have read about it. But based on that, I would take it with no reservations. We hope you're doing well.

      2 months ago

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