Why Choose Loyola Medicine for Proton Therapy?
Loyola Medicine has expanded its cancer treatment services to include the most advanced, precise form of radiation treatment available today – proton therapy. Through a unique clinical affiliation with the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center – the region’s only proton therapy center – Loyola Medicine is increasing access to the latest technologies and treatments to the people and families we care for.
Loyola Medicine radiation oncologists are now treating at the center creating a seamless patient care experience from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up care. It’s our goal to provide you with every tool available to fight your cancer while maintaining our unwavering commitment to compassionate care.
Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation treatment that precisely targets tumors, depositing most of its energy directly into the tumor, sparing nearby tissues and organs. This precision targeting causes less damage to healthy tissue and many proton therapy patients experience fewer short- and long-term side effects than with standard radiation therapy.
Proton therapy is a treatment option for cancers and tumors of the:
- Brain and central nervous system
- Gastrointestinal system
- Head and neck
- Musculoskeletal system
- Pediatric tumors
What to Expect
What You Can Expect from the Proton Center
Dedicated patient services
A welcoming patient services team assists in supporting patient’s needs such as social and emotional support services and even transportation and lodging resources– including the newly opened Ronald McDonald House located minutes from the center.
An integrated, multidisciplinary team
In addition to Loyola Medicine radiation oncologists, you may receive care from anesthesiologists, nurses, radiation therapists, a social worker or child life specialist.
Our experts are committed to advancing the standards and science of proton therapy. Chicago Proton Center offers 14 open, active clinical research trials and nearly 90 percent of our patients are on trial or registry. Additionally, the center leads the industry in the creation of innovative new clinical technologies that improve care delivery and capabilities. You are in the hands of industry leaders.