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Proton Therapy – Minimally Invasive Treatment for Esophageal Cancer – CNL
The esophagus is a difficult organ to treat with radiation therapy since it is so close to the heart, lungs, and spine. Proton Therapy allows the radiation oncologist to only target the cancer cells, sparing surrounding tissues. Daniel Gomez, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, discusses this treatment option for esophagus cancer and gives general facts and statistics about the disease.
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Title: Proton Therapy – Minimally Invasive Treatment for Esophageal Cancer – CNL
Summary: The esophagus is a difficult organ to treat with radiation therapy since it is so close to the heart, lungs, and spine. Proton Therapy allows the radiation oncologist to only target the cancer cells, sparing surrounding tissues. Daniel Gomez, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, discusses this treatment option for esophagus cancer and gives general facts and statistics about the disease.
Keywords: cnl, cancer newsline, esophagus, Esophageal, cancer, proton therapy, Minimally Invasive, radiation, treatment, Daniel Gomez
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