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Proton Therapy

Proton therapy is considered by some medical professionals as superior to x-ray radiation for tumor growth disruption and destruction.     The advantage of Proton Therapy is that the radiation beam can be more precisely controlled, yielding greater ionization within the tumor and less damage to healthy tissue.    There are currently 10 fully operational Proton Therapy centers and another 8 centers under construction.     Nearly all proton therapy centers are associated with teaching and university settings, so travel for treatment is nearly always required.