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.
Sue Acreman is an HCPC Registered Dietitian, a fellow of the British Dietetic Association and a member of its specialist oncology group.
Sue is the oncology dietitian for Reading and Newport. She provides nutritional support to patients during their treatment and beyond. Sue works within the MDT which consists of the medical consultant, speech and language therapist, physiotherapist and radiographers. Her aim is to help patients meet their nutritional requirements and maintain their weight. All patients with head and neck cancers are referred to Sue at their initial visit for treatment planning (NICE Head and Neck Cancers CSG6 2016 reviewed 2020). Patients with upper GI cancers should also be referred as early as possible. All other patients should be screened for nutritional risk and referred to Sue where appropriate (NICE Nutrition Support for Adults CG32 2005 reviewed 2017).
Sue Acreman does not hold a share or financial interest in the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Sue Acreman does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Sue Acreman does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or on behalf of Rutherford Cancer Centres or Rutherford Health plc.
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