In affiliation with Ceylinco Life, Apollo Hospital introduces The Apollo Proton Cancer Centre (APCC), which is a 150-bed integrated cancer hospital that offers state-of-the-art comprehensive cancer care with proton therapy. Being South Asia’s first proton cancer center, they offer many advanced treatment procedures in Surgical, Radiation and Medical Oncology supported by a powerful team of professionals with years of experience.
Proton therapy is a technologically advanced method of radiation therapy that uses high beams of energy to treat cancer by destroying the cancer cells while minimizing damage to the surrounding healthy tissues.
1) Energization of the particle
Protons have a greater mass than photons used in standard radiation therapy which allows them to be energized.
2) Burst of Energy
After entering the body, protons slow down sufficiently after interacting with electrons and release a burst of energy.
3) Increased precision and greater dose delivery
Proton therapy can be planned in such a way that this burst occurs at the exact site of the cancer, reducing damage to healthy tissues.
4) Minimum side effects and quicker recovery
Proton radiation also allows physicians to offer better treatment management that leads to faster recovery times and less side effects.
Many types of cancer can be treated using Proton Therapy such as,
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