There are many advantages to choosing proton therapy. Completely noninvasive, no cut or incision is made to remove the cancer. This makes it an ideal treatment choice for inoperable tumors and pediatric tumors. The once-daily therapy sessions are also completely painless, and the patient can leave immediately following treatment.
Perhaps most importantly, proton therapy allows patients to live life to the fullest throughout treatment. Because of proton therapy's accuracy, many of the side effects of radiation treatment can be significantly reduced. This means a much lower chance of side effects such as incontinence or impotence in prostate cancer patients. It also means a return to normal, daily life and activities.