Breast Cancer

MediPolis Technique with Breast Cancer

Medipolis Technique: immobilization for breast cancer radiotherapy It is not always necessary to aim for great precision when the whole breast is irradiated after breast-conserving surgery but targeted proton beam therapy requires immobilization of the breast and this presents practical difficulties for clinicians. Further, there is no consensus on the best position of the patient

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Proton Therapy vs. X-rays

Radiation therapy with X-rays is a valuable treatment option for many cancers but its role is limited by the risk of damage to organs adjacent to the tumor site that can sometimes be life threatening. This is because X-rays are highly penetrating, imparting ionizing energy to cells as they pass through the skin and tissues.

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About Cancer Research in the UK

Radiation therapy has advanced as well. While more sophisticated equipment and technology does less damage to the surrounding tissues, new discoveries and developments have brought about new and more effective medicines with fewer side effects. This and other advancements have been brought about by ongoing cancer research. Cancer Research UK is one research organization based

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