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Non-Invasive Advanced Cancer Treatment: Proton Therapy
The Provision Center for Proton Therapy is the first of its kind in Tennessee and only the second in the Southeast. We provide the perfect combination of personalized, comprehensive patient care and leading-edge technology, offering one of the most advanced cancer treatments in the world.
Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation therapy that uses a single beam of high-energy protons to treat various forms of cancer. Just as with conventional radiation therapy, proton therapy treats tumors by directing radiation into the tumor site where doses of radiation destroy cancerous cells.
However, unlike conventional radiation therapy, in which x-ray beams deposit their energy into the healthy tissue before and after the tumor site, physicians can control the timing and dosage of energy from protons, which allows the maximum energy deposited directly into the tumor, reducing damage to nearby healthy tissue and thus limiting negative side effects.
How It Works
Our treatment rooms use pencil beam and uniform scanning, which further increases the precision of radiation, reducing overall treatment time and allowing the tumor to be directly targeted with aggressive doses of radiation in a safe way.
99% of men are living cancer-free and with excellent quality of life, 5 years after proton therapy treatment for prostate cancer.
We are 1 of 24 centers in the United States treating cancer with proton therapy.
MEDICARE and nearly all health care insurance providers cover proton therapy.
30 minutes from the Knoxville airport, the Provision Center for Proton Therapy is convenient for patients traveling from across the country.
“I am honored to be the first breast cancer patient to complete treatment. I was able to keep my regular work schedule and continue with my daily routines with very little side effects.”
“My proton treatment for prostate cancer was a ‘Radiation Vacation’. I was scheduled for treatment at 10:00 a.m. and on the golf course by 11:00 a.m.!”
Thank God for the technology and a treatment called Proton Therapy! Every treatment takes a bite of cancer from me, until it is no more. Goodbye cancer, you are no more. Your time in my body is done. You are dead and I can carry on…cancer free!
“Through faith, God led me to proton therapy with its phenomenal process of no surgery, no recovery time, no permanent side effects, no quality of life issues, and most importantly, no cancer. What started as a hugely negative experience of being diagnosed with prostate cancer ended as a tremendously positive experience of being healed through proton therapy. I am forever grateful.”
“Dad had prostate cancer 20 years ago, so I was looking for it. My PSA numbers started to move, so I researched surgery, Brachytherapy, Cryotherapy and radiation therapy. I discovered PROTON and had an 8 week ‘Radiation Vacation’! It killed the cancer, and all the plumbing works!”
Tellico Village, TN