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.
Radiotherapy is used to kill and destroy cancer cells. It utilises radiation in the form of high-energy x-rays, known as photons, to kill and damage the cancerous cells and prevent their growth and reproduction. It can be used as a non-surgical option to treat cancer, and it can also be used to shrink a tumour or in combination with other treatments.
We provide a chemotherapy treatment service that offers you both choice and flexibility. Chemotherapy is the use of cytotoxic (anti-cancer) drugs to destroy cancer cells in the body by disrupting the cancer cells and preventing them from growing and dividing.
At the Rutherford, we offer access to privately operated clinics which are open to all self-paying adults adults.
These clinics are supported by leading constultant oncologists that already work with us, and can cover a range of general healthcare conditions within our consultant's specialist areas. Please see below for clinics that are currently open for consultations:
Rutherford iron clinic - North East
The Rutherford Cancer Centre North East runs a weekly iron clinic, which is open to all adults experiencing difficulties in managing an iron deficiency. Our regular clinic is supported by a consultant haematologist whose NHS practice is at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. At the North East centre, you can have an initial consultation, followed up by any required tests and treatment.