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Treating Cancer with Proton Therapy

July 9, 201618 min
A special type of radiation therapy called proton therapy "zaps" cancer and is giving patients with hard-to-reach tumors new hope.Every six minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a brain or spinal cord tumor, often inoperable. But, a special type of radiation therapy called proton therapy "zaps" cancer and is giving patients with hard-to-reach tumors new hope. Dr. Roizen welcomes Dr. Naren Ramakrishna, director of neurologic and pediatric radiation oncology at UF Health Cancer Center in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Ramakrishna explains why proton therapy is the best solution for some people, how it works, and what it means for the future of cancer treatment. Learn more about this fascinating advancement that has shown promise in treating several kinds of cancer.Bonus!5 Surprising Habits that Cause Back Pain

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