Mayo Clinic Minute: How proton beam therapy can treat mouth cancers

HPV-related mouth and throat cancers are rising at an epidemic level, with tumors in these locations outpacing those from smoking, says Dr. Samir Patel, a Mayo Clinic radiation oncologist. A type of radiation treatment called proton beam therapy offers some advantages to traditional radiation treatment in these areas. Dr. Patel explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute.  […]

Infographic: Proton beam therapy for brain cancer

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Integrated oncology facility with proton beam therapy planned for Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Continuing its 155-year commitment to provide the latest advances in technology and services to help care for the patients it serves, Mayo Clinic will construct a new $233 million integrated oncology facility that includes proton beam therapy on its Florida campus. In addition, the facility will incorporate innovative technology to deliver radiotherapy […]

Proton beam therapy bolsters cancer treatment: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Proton beam therapy is making treatment of complicated cancer tumors safer and more efficient.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,  Dr. Nadia Laack, offers more details on how protons are used to treat some cancer tumors. To listen, click the link below. Proton Beam Therapy Bolsters Cancer Treatment

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Poignant farewell as teen finishes proton beam therapy

It was a long road through proton beam therapy for 14-year-old Octavio Moreno Lara. But compassionate care from his Mayo Clinic team, coupled with some fun events, lightened the mood along the way. Octavio Moreno Lara describes his last proton beam treatment at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus as “bittersweet.” The “bitter,” he says, was “having to lie so still […]

Infographic: Proton beam therapy spares healthy tissue

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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Proton beam therapy may be recommended for some types of cancer

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother recently was diagnosed with breast cancer, and her doctor told her regular radiation wasn’t as safe as proton beam therapy for her situation. Why would this be the case? I know lots of women who have had radiation for breast cancer treatment. ANSWER: It’s true that standard radiation therapy often is […]

Proton beam therapy bolsters cancer treatment: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Proton beam therapy is making treatment of complicated cancer tumors safer and more efficient.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,  Dr. Nadia Laack, offers more details on how protons are used to treat some cancer tumors. To listen, click the link below. Proton Beam Therapy Bolsters Cancer Treatment

Pain management / Well Living Lab / childhood obesity / proton beam therapy: Mayo Clinic Radio

According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Chronic pain is the most common cause of disability in the U.S., and it’s often treated with opioid pain medications. But opioids have side effects, including the risk of addiction. To find better ways to manage chronic pain, […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: Pain management / Well Living Lab / childhood obesity / proton beam therapy

According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Chronic pain is the most common cause of disability in the U.S., and it’s often treated with opioid pain medications. But opioids have side effects, including the risk of addiction. To find better ways to manage chronic pain, […]

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