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.
We provide patients with the highest quality cancer care, offering access to innovative treatment techniques using the most up-to-date technology. As a patient at the Rutherford, you will have a personalised care pathway, and our team of highly skilled staff will provide support throughout and after treatment. A combination of treatments can be used to provide the best treatment outcomes for you. When deciding to undergo a specific treatment, a whole treatment plan will be considered and discussed with your consultant oncologist.