Proton Treatment for Breast CancerA treatment that has virtually no side effects has been found to be an effective weapon for fighting early-stage breast cancer, according to results of a clinical trial conducted at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC).
Welcome To The Proton Treatment Center!A look inside the world's first hospital-based proton therapy facility.
Why Choose Proton Therapy?Former proton therapy patients explain why this type of radiation treatment exceeded their expectations, accelerated their recovery and improved their overall quality of life as cancer survivors.
Cancer Survivors Endorse LLUMCFormer cancer patients endorse LLUMC's proton therapy treatment program, its facilities, and the care received by its staff.
What's Proton Therapy?Unlike traditional types of radiation, proton therapy uses a precise external beam of radiation to kill cancerous cells. Learn why it's superior to other cancer treatments.
Proton Therapy ProcessAt 30 minutes per session, protons are released in pulses, targeted at the tumor. Healthy cells recover between doses and the cumulative effect of radiation kills the cancer cells.
Cancer Therapy OptionsLLUMC is the most experienced proton treatment center in the world. Here's why it's the right choice for cancer treatment.
How Proton Therapy WorksFormer patient and hospital Chief-of-Staff Dr. Terry explains how proton therapy works and swears by his care at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Personalized Proton Patient PodEvery proton therapy patient has a custom-made mold of their body. This helps them remain still during treatment so the proton beams hit the tumor in the same location during each session.
Friendly FacilitiesA proton therapy patient, Donald McPhaull, recalls his friendly encounter with the staff at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Conditions Treated By Proton TherapyProton therapy is most effective on a solid tumor that has not spread or metastasized to other parts of the body, including conditions of the brain and spinal cord.
Proton Therapy AdvantagesPatients can benefit from proton therapy since it decreases the effects of radiation treatment and it's minimally invasive surgery.
Celebrating 20 years of Proton TherapyThe James M. Slater, MD Proton Treatment and Research Center has treated over 14,000 patients since its inception in 1990. Through support and research, proton therapy at LLUMC continues to evolve, healing many more patients diagnosed with other forms of cancer.
12,000 Receive Proton TherapyMore than 12,000 patients have been treated with proton therapy at Loma Linda University Medical Center. That's one-fourth of all patients treated throughout the world.
Radiation VacationAfter hearing the words, "You have prostate cancer," David's life changed. But little did he know that his life would change for the better... Watch how his "Radiation Vacation" with Proton Treatment at Loma Linda University Medical Center made such a difference in his life.