Download from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/proton-therapy-treatment-for/id431848216?i=109408515 Proton therapy has several advantages in treating liver cancer over traditional radiation therapy. Since the proton beam is so exact, larger dosages of radiation can be applied to the affected area, while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. Proton therapy also successfully addresses technical challenges, including liver movement during treatment when the patient breathes. Christopher Crane, M.D., Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses proton therapy as well as other options available to liver cancer patients.
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