Survivorship Benefits of Proton Therapy


This video includes short presentations on the survivorship benefits for patients treated with proton therapy. With improvements in early detection and the treatment of cancer, the number of cancer survivors continues to grow, exceeding 14 million in the US alone. Long-term and late effects of cancer treatments are a concern for survivors hoping to live long, healthy lives after treatment. Proton therapy can reduce the late effects compared to traditional radiation therapy. This video will address those benefits for several groups of patients.

Survivorship for Girls & Young Women After Proton Therapy for Brain Tumors

Christine Hill-Kayser, MD

Chief, Pediatric Radiation Oncology Service at Penn Medicine

Editor-in-Chief of OncoLink

Benefits of Proton Therapy for Head & Neck Cancer Survivorship

Erin McMenamin, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner on the Head & Neck Cancer Radiation Therapy Service at Penn Medicine

Survivorship and Benefits of Proton Therapy for Thoracic Malignancies

Charles B. Simone, II, MD

Chief, Thoracic Oncology Radiation at Penn Medicine

Director, Penn Mesothelioma and Pleural Program

Healthy Lifestyle Recommendations After Proton Therapy

William P. Levin, MD

Radiation Oncologist at Penn Medicine

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