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Conventional radiation for lung cancer damages heart

By | Cancer, lung cancer, Proton Therapy, side effects, Survivors | No Comments

Note: This is the first in a monthly series of blogs that will be authored by Dr. Ben Wilkinson, radiation oncologist and medical director for Provision Center for Proton Therapy. Dr. Wilkinson will cover a variety of topics related to proton therapy treatment and cancer care.

For some years now, the damage conventional radiation can do to the hearts of breast cancer patients has been documented in the medical literature.

Now, we’re seeing the same effects in lung cancer patients. Read More

Proton therapy helps prevent heart disease

By | Breast Cancer, Cancer, Clinical Trials, research, side effects, Survivors, Uncategorized | No Comments

If you ‘heart’ your ‘heart,’ a growing number of studies demonstrate that treating cancer with protons helps reduce the risk of heart disease due to radiation exposure. This is especially important for breast cancer patients, whose cardiovascular systems can suffer from conventional radiation spilling over into the heart and lungs.

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