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Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation treatment that delivers highly-focused radiation to tumors while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is proud to now offer this state-of-the-art treatment for children at the Orlando Health Cancer Institute Proton Therapy Center.

Proton therapy harnesses the unique physical properties of protons, which are hydrogen atoms, to deliver radiation therapy for cancer with unprecedented precision and accuracy. Unlike X-rays, protons can be targeted to release most of their energy within the tumor with little or no exposure to tissue outside the tumor. The result is a more effective option for treating certain types of cancer, including pediatric cancers, while causing fewer harmful side effects.

Advantages of Proton Therapy for Pediatric Cancer

Because a child’s developing tissue is especially susceptible to the negative effects of radiation, proton therapy offers significant advantages in treating pediatric cancer. Potential advantages include:

Pediatric Cancers Treated with Proton Therapy

Proton therapy can be used for the following types of pediatric cancer.

Pediatric Brain Tumors:

Pediatric Sarcomas:

Selected cases of:

At Orlando Health Arnold Palmer, our multidisciplinary team will partner with you to determine if proton therapy is right for your child. More information about our proton therapy is available at the Orlando Health Cancer Institute Proton Therapy Center.