Precise Radiation Therapy for Lymphoma
Lymphoma, or cancer of the lymph nodes, can be challenging to treat with radiation because these structures are often located near other sensitive tissues. In addition, chemotherapy, which is often used to treat lymphomas, can be toxic to both heart and lungs, making it especially important to reduce radiation exposure to these organs.
The most advanced facility of its kind in Southern California, Scripps Proton Therapy Center uses precision radiation to help overcome these challenges. Protons deposit their maximum energy directly in tumors, reducing exposure to surrounding organs and tissues already taxed by chemotherapy. As a result, some lymphoma patients may experience less intense side effects and have a lower likelihood of secondary cancers to the breast and lung.
The clinical and scientific teams have more than 90 years of combined experience treating patients with proton therapy. Learn more about the experts at the center.
From diagnosis and treatment to navigation and support, Scripps offers comprehensive cancer care. Learn how proton therapy further complements these services.