PROTON THERAPY

FOR HEAD, NECK & ORAL CANCER

Advanced. Precise. Effective.

PROTON THERAPY

FOR HEAD, NECK & ORAL CANCER

Advanced. Precise. Effective.

More patients are choosing Proton Therapy for their cancer treatment

  • Non-surgical, non-invasive
  • Avoids unnecessary radiation to brain & spinal cord
  • Lowers risk of hearing loss, malnutrition & secondary cancers
  • Effective treatment for essentially all types of head, neck & oral cancer

Fast-track your consultation! As the only cancer center in Middle Tennessee offering proton therapy, Provision CARES Proton Therapy understands the importance of timely treatment for head, neck & oral cancers. Call us today to speak with one of our Cancer Care Experts about your diagnosis and treatment options.

615-716-4795

More patients are choosing Proton Therapy for their cancer treatment

  • Non-surgical, Non-invasive
  • Avoids unnecessary radiation to brain & spinal Cord
  • Lowers risk of hearing loss, malnutrition & secondary cancers
  • Effective treatment for essentially all types of head, neck & oral cancer

Fast-track your consultation! As the only cancer center in Middle Tennessee offering proton therapy, Provision CARES Proton Therapy understands the importance of timely treatment for head, neck & oral cancers. Call us today to speak with one of our Cancer Care Experts about your diagnosis and treatment options.

615-716-4795

Cancers We Treat

When treating tumors in the head and neck area, it is critical to protect the delicate organs that surround the tumor. The precision of proton therapy makes it an effective treatment for essentially all types of head, neck & oral cancer.

GUM

HYPOPHARYNGEAL

LARYNGEAL

LIP

MOUTH

NASAL CAVITY

NASOPHARYNGEAL

OROPHARYNGEAL

PALATE

SALIVARY GLAND

SINUS CAVITY

THROAT

TONGUE

TONSIL

VOICE BOX

SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA

Cancers We Treat

When treating tumors in the head and neck area, it is critical to protect the delicate organs that surround the tumor. The precision of proton therapy makes it an effective treatment for essentially all types of head, neck & oral cancer.

GUM

HYPOPHARYNGEAL

LARYNGEAL

LIP

MOUTH

NASAL CAVITY

NASOPHARYNGEAL

OROPHARYNGEAL

PALATE

SALIVARY GLAND

SINUS CAVITY

THROAT

TONGUE

TONSIL

VOICE BOX

SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA

Advanced

Proton therapy is one of the world’s most advanced cancer treatments. The unique physical characteristics of protons offer physicians considerably more control when delivering radiation. This allows them to spare healthy tissue from excess radiation.

Precise

The power of proton therapy is its ability to target cancer cells with pinpoint precision. This allows physicians to avoid unnecessary radiation to healthy cells and improve the patient’s quality of life during and after treatment.

Effective

Proton therapy can be an effective treatment for a wide variety of head, neck & oral cancers. It reduces radiation to critical structures like the brain, swallowing muscles, and spinal cord. As a result, patients maintain better nutritional health and have a lower risk of side effects.

Advanced

Proton therapy is one of the world’s most advanced cancer treatments. The unique physical characteristics of protons offer physicians considerably more control when delivering radiation. This allows them to spare healthy tissue from excess radiation.

Precise

The power of proton therapy is its ability to target cancer cells with pinpoint precision. This allows physicians to avoid unnecessary radiation to healthy cells and improve the patient’s quality of life during and after treatment.

Effective

Proton therapy can be an effective treatment for a wide variety of head, neck & oral cancers. It reduces radiation to critical structures like the brain, swallowing muscles, and spinal cord. As a result, patients maintain better nutritional health and have a lower risk of side effects.

Benefits of Proton Therapy

Clinical studies have shown that proton therapy has many quality-of-life benefits for patients with head, neck & oral cancers.

45% REDUCTION in overall risk of needing a feeding tube for nasopharyngeal cancer1

27% REDUCTION in overall risk of needing a feeding tube for oropharyngeal cancer2

DRAMATIC REDUCTION of negative impact on taste, nausea, and painful changes to the mouth in salivary gland treatment3

FEWER SIDE EFFECTS first 3 months after treatment, quicker return to normal function in patients with oropharyngeal cancer1

Benefits of Proton Therapy

Clinical studies have shown that proton therapy has many quality-of-life benefits for patients with head, neck & oral cancers.

45% REDUCTION in overall risk of needing a feeding tube for nasopharyngeal cancer1

27% REDUCTION in overall risk of needing a feeding tube for oropharyngeal cancer2

DRAMATIC REDUCTION of negative impact on taste, nausea, and painful changes to the mouth in salivary gland treatment3

FEWER SIDE EFFECTS first 3 months after treatment, quicker return to normal function in patients with oropharyngeal cancer1

Patient Testimonials

Approved by the FDA in 1988, proton therapy has treated hundreds of thousands of patients around the world. Below are testimonials from actual Provision CARES Proton Therapy patients. They volunteered to share their stories with the hope that other cancer patients might also discover the benefits of proton therapy.

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Sources & Studies

1. Yeung D, Malyapa RS, Mendenhall WM, et al. Dosimetric comparison of IMRT and proton therapy for head and neck tumors. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2006;66(3):S412

2. Steneker M, Lomax A, Schneider U. Intensity modulated photon and proton therapy for the treatment of head and neck tumors. Radiother Oncol. 2006;80(2):263-267

3. Taheri-Kadkhoda Z, Björk-Eriksson T, Nill S, et al. Intensity-modulated radiotherapy of nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a comparative treatment planning study of photons and protons. Radiat Oncol. 2008;3:4