Radiation therapy is one of the most common treatments for cancer. It uses high-energy particles or waves, such as x-rays, gamma rays, electron beams, or protons, to destroy or damage cancer cells. Other names for radiation therapy are radiotherapy, irradiation, or x-ray therapy
Proton therapy, also known as Proton beam therapy, is the most advanced radiation therapy nowdays. Proton therapy destroys cancer cells, but does not attack healthy tissue nearly as much as traditional radiation therapy does. Proton therapy, a kind of particle therapy, directs proton beams with great precision at cancer cells.
A cyclotron is a type of particle accelerator – a machine used to create high-speed beams of atomic or sub-atomic particle.