Overview

Proton therapy is a novel form of radiotherapy treatment in Singapore. As a form of External Beam Radiation Therapy [EBRT], it delivers a directed stream of positively charged protons to target and destroy cancerous tumour cells with minimal side effects, and is typically used for localised tumours that have not spread to other parts of the body.

In comparison to other radiotherapy treatments in Singapore, proton therapy utilises positively charged proton particles instead of X-rays. Proton beams do not scatter radiation as they travel through the body, depositing most of their energy at the targeted tumour. This allows radiation doctors to focus the proton beam effectively, minimising damage to nearby healthy tissues and organs and speeding up recovery.

Proton therapy helps to minimise patients’ radiation exposure and reduces side effects such as nausea and fatigue. This allows patients to enjoy a better quality of life and overall well being across their whole treatment process.

Other Treatments Available

  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy [SBRT] is an advanced technique that delivers high dose radiation with extreme accuracy, used to treat small tumours with a well-defined edge, in the brain, spine or lung.

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery is a non-surgical type of radiotherapy that delivers high dose radiation with extreme precision. It is used to treat small, localized tumours, mainly in the brain.

  • Skin Brachytherapy is a non-invasive treatment for early non-melanoma skin cancer. It is an effective alternative for patients who do not wish to undergo surgery for skin cancer.

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