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.
Thank you for registering to attend the Reading Lions Free Prostate PSA Test Event at the Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley.
We look forward to meeting you on the 16th November 2019.
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PLEASE NOTE: If you have suffered flu like symptoms, vomiting or diarrhoea within 48 hours prior to your visit, we ask you not to attend this event in order to reduce the risk of transmission to others. Alternative arrangements may be made if you cannot, or should not, attend on the day. Please contact Reading Lions on 07881 903 042 or 0845 833 7431 for further details.
RUTHERFORD CANCER CENTRES is at the forefront of innovative cancer care, delivering the highest quality imaging, diagnostics, planning, and treatments including proton beam therapy, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy. The Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley is located just 25 minutes away from central London.
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