Have you been recently diagnosed with a brain tumor? Unfortunately, there are countless people who suffer from various types of cancers which are indeed life-threatening. Tumors can develop in any organ of a human body. Deadly cancerous tumors develop in the brain, lung, uterus, spine and stomach. Not all tumors are cancerous. There are benign tumors which are non-cancerous. Cancerous tumors affect an organ of a human being. As there are various types of cancers, the symptoms and treatments also vary. Depending on the types of cancer you are suffering, a healthcare physician will diagnose and treat the cancer accordingly. In order to treat cancers, oncologists use radiation therapy. Currently, oncologists have started incorporating a new and an innovative radiation therapy named proton beam therapy which makes use of protons to damage cancer cells. The proton beam therapy in Spain will help cure cancer effectively.
Note About Proton Therapy
Proton therapy is basically a radiation therapy which does not make use of radiation therapy. Instead, it uses proton beam therapy to treat cancers. Protons are highly charged particles which have high energy that can destroy the cells of cancer in an effective manner. There are some doctors who combine protons with X-ray radiation therapy, immunotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery. Whereas, there are a few doctors who make use of proton therapy alone. The external beam radiation therapy in the proton therapy delivers painless radiation to the body of a patient. The beam radiation inserts through the skin with the help of a machine outside the body. A machine named cyclotron produces protons. The speed of the protons produces high energy which makes the protons travel in the cancerous organ. After reaching the targeted depth in the body, the protons emit the dose of radiation in the tumor. The best thing about the proton therapy is that the less radiation dose is given outside the cancerous tumor. There are less side effects in the proton beam therapy as compared to the regular radiation therapy in X-rays. In an outpatient setting, patients who are suffering from cancers receive proton beam therapy. Patients do not need to get treatment inside the hospital. Depending on the stage and type of the cancer, the number of treatment sessions are advised to the cancerous patients.