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.
The Rutherford Cancer Centres and Elekta are bringing the next generation of personalised adaptive radiotherapy technology to oncology centres across the UK, with the new MR-linac Elekta Unity now available at the Rutherford Cancer Centre North West in Liverpool.
Cardiff Sports Orthopaedics Clinic at the Rutherford
Cardiff Sports Orthopaedics is a partnership of orthopaedic surgeons specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of bone, joint and musculoskeletal disorders including sports injuries, degenerative joint disease and arthritis.
The Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales has partnered with Cardiff Sports Orthopaedics (www.cardiffsportsorthopaedics.co.uk) to provide an improved patient journey for specialist opinion and high-quality MR imaging scans for musculoskeletal conditions.
The partnership enables patients of Cardiff Sports Orthopaedics to come to our one-stop clinic, to gain rapid access to MR imaging services, that are carried out in our state-of-the-art centre in South Wales.
The results of your scan will usually be discussed with you on the same day as your visit to the Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales. Following your visit we'll send your results report back over to your specialist at Cardiff Sports Orthopaedics.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice - for visiting Rutherford Cancer Centres:
Our number one priority at the Rutherford is the health and safety of our patients, colleagues and partners. We are committed to following all Department of Health guidance and ensuring the strict code of hygiene and other appropriate measures are in place in all Rutherford Cancer Centres across the UK.
Anyone entering any of the Rutherford Cancer Centres are screened on entry to the facility, with temperatures and any current symptoms checked by our dedicated teams, all visitors are also given a face mask to wear during their visit. In addition, two-metre social distancing is reinforced for all whilst at a Rutherford Cancer Centre. During treatment, when this cannot be maintained, all treatment staff will wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Please visit our Coronavirus Advice & Information for Patients page for further information.
Other treatments and services available at the Rutherford
Across our UK network of centres, our consultants, specialists and staff provide an all-encompassing cancer care service. Our team of consultants, supported by our highly dedicated clinical team and state-of-the-art facilities will provide you with exceptional healthcare from start to finish.
The Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales is an 11 minute taxi ride from Newport Rail Station.
About Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales
Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales was the first centre in the Rutherford network to open, setting the standard of providing the latest and most up-to-date cancer treatment services and diagnostic imaging in the UK.
Rutherford South Wales provides a range of cancer treatments and services for adult patients that offer choice and quick turnaround times. Treatments at this centre include chemotherapy, immunotherapy,radiotherapy, proton beam therapy, alongside our range of supportive care and imaging services. From diagnosis through to treatment and recovery, we ensure you have access to the latest treatment options and support you on your cancer journey every step of the way.