Proton beam therapy is an advanced form of external radiotherapy that uses high-energy proton beams instead of photon x-ray beams or electrons. Carefully measured doses of protons are delivered to the precise area needing treatment, using the latest IBA ProteusONE technology. This ensures that the delivery of proton beam therapy is highly accurate and prevents the risk of radiation reaching surrounding healthy tissue.
The radiotherapy treatment comes from an electrical machine called a ‘Linear accelerator’ and is directed as a beam to the part of the body that needs to be treated. Treatment is given daily over a period of days or weeks and you may hear people call these treatments ‘fractions’. They are just a fraction of your treatment dose and plan.
Chemotherapy at the Rutherford takes place in our modern therapy suites, consisting of up to ten treatment areas offering treatment for haematology/oncology patients requiring systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) and supportive care in an outpatient setting. The infusion therapy suites are available for patients undergoing treatment for breast, urology, upper and lower gastrointestinal cancers, and both malignant and non-malignant haematology disorders.
The first in the UK to provide high energy proton beam therapy treatment
At Rutherford Cancer Centres, we provide the most suitable, state-of-the-art cancer treatment and an exceptional level of care to every patient. We are the first provider in the UK to provide advanced proton therapy treatment, in addition to our conventional chemotherapy and radiation treatments and alongside our comprehensive supportive care, providing ongoing holistic support to every one of our patients during their time at the Rutherford.
Patients are at the heart of what we do, and we are committed to our mission of ensuring that our patients get the best quality care personalised to their needs. In our dedication to improving cancer care, we want to advance the patient experience during their treatment and reach improved patient outcomes in the treatment of cancer.
Our medical teams utilise the most up-to-date and cutting-edge technology to plan and deliver the most optimal treatment to every patient. We understand that cancer affects more than an individual’s physical health and our passionate care teams will provide ongoing support regarding the patient’s diagnosis, treatment and lifestyle, during and after treatment for both the patient and their family.
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