Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published


Proton Beam Therapy in Head And Neck Cancer

M.Anitha ,Ch.Uma Reddy ,A.Feroz ,R.Sudarshan ,G.Satheeschandramouli ,A.Steffinalydiajascinth 


High-energy x-rays, deposit an entrance and an exit dose to healthy vital surrounding organs thus provide greatest challenge to treat cancer ,so the dose which is safely administered is limited. To improve organ sparing and/or safely escalate doses of radiation proton therapy plays a vital role. It is a new emerging and treatment modality ,a highly precise beam is used to target radiation directly at the tumor locating point, thereby minimizes the possible damages to close healthy tissues and substantially reduces the risk of both severe and long-term side and subsequent effects.

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