“I wanted to treat the cancer and I wanted to be done with it in a way that had a minimum amount of side effects and affected my life the least,” McKee said.
Proton therapy offers a variety of benefits to patients with prostate cancer. These include:
- Reduced radiation to normal, healthy tissues
- Decreased chance of side effects, complications and toxicity
- Maximum radiation dose administered directly to the tumor
- Fewer daily treatments, as deemed appropriate
- Ability to re-treat tumors