Please note that the following translation is a machine translation (Google translate).
The news pages are translated using machine translation (google translate), and so therefore may not be completely accurate.
Please take this into consideration when reading.
There may also be parts that cannot be translated by machine translation such as images, pdfs etc.
Please select your preferred language for google translated from the toolbar above.
Advantages of heavy ion therapy
Without incision or pain, it is a gentle treatment even friendly to the elderly.
From the irradiation itself, you feel no pain and no heat.
("Body-friendly particle ion cancer treatment" from the Public Interest Foundation for Association for Nuclear Technology in Medicine)
- Since the treatment gives ion particles with great energy focused only on the cancer, the side effects on normal tissues can be minimized. In addition, it is expected to be effective against intractable cancers. There is a possibility that it can be applied to cases in which conventional radiation is difficult, and excellent therapeutic effect can be expected. It may also be applicable to unresectable tumors.
- Heavy ion therapy requires fewer fractions and shorter treatment period, compared with conventional radiation therapy. It is possible to receive treatment while continuing work in daily life.