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Department of Radiation Oncology
About Proton Radiation Therapy
Frequently Asked Questions
Proton Inquiry Line
Treatment at the MGH Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center uses energy from the protons of atoms to destroy cancer cells. The beam of proton radiation can be very precisely aimed at a tumor with little harm to the surrounding healthy tissues.
The MGH Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center has three broad proton treatment options:
Despite having three distinct proton treatment options the general pre-treatment process follows a similar course.
Proton beam radiation therapy is useful in treating a variety of cancers including:
Pediatric Brain Tumors - such as:
Pediatric Leukemias & Solid Tumors - such as:
Head & Neck Cancers Brain and Cranial Base Tumors - such as:
Tumors of the eye and orbit - such as:
Prostate Cancer (early stage)
Spine Tumors - such as:
Gastrointestinal Cancers - such as:
1) Video: Introduction to Radiation Treatment for Children
2) Video: Radiation Treatment for Children (part 2)
3) Video: A Patient Story
We are expanding our proton capacity. Watch this video to learn more.
If you have questions regarding the Department of Radiation Oncology please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call the Proton Inquiry Line: 617-724-1680Massachusetts General Hospital Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center 30 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-0923 Fax: 617-726-6498
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