How much does proton beam therapy cost?

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This procedure is also known as Proton therapy

Below you can find locations of proton beam therapy centers worldwide. Note that proton beam centers are located only in a few countries.

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Proton therapy is not available at every cancer center, but it is the most innovative, precise, safe and effective among other radiotherapies. Due to this, its cost is considered quite high.

Note that you can undergo proton beam therapy only in case you have a referral from a doctor!

Submit a request to choose a proton beam therapy center and cost estimate in your case.

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Essen University Hospital

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Czech Republic, Prague

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The Proton Therapy Center Prague is the largest сenter for proton beam therapy in Europe receiving foreigners from all over the world
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Proton-beam therapy is an innovative option to treat cancer. It irradiates a malignant tumor more precisely compared to other radiotherapies. Proton beams target an affected area but healthy tissues are not affected.

What are the advantages of proton beam therapy?

The main advantage of proton therapy compared to standard radiotherapy is its ability to affect a tumor with a higher dose of irradiation avoiding healthy tissues. Among the other pros of proton treatment are:

  • targeting malignancies with maximal precision and optimal radiation dose
  • reduced overall toxicity
  • reduced side effects
  • is effective in treating recurrent tumors, even in those patients who've already undergone another type of radiotherapy
  • the higher survival rate for patients with some tumor types
  • improved patient's quality of life during and after the treatment.

Proton therapy is widely used to treat cancers which are insensitive to other therapies or when standard radiotherapy can be dangerous for a patient. It is also a primary radiotherapeutic treatment to treat pediatric cancer as far as children's healthy cells are not damaged, so a little patient's healthy organs are developing in a normal way.

How much is proton therapy?

The proton radiation therapy cost ranges between $40,000-120,000 depending on the country and the center of treatment.

Submit a request to know how much proton beam therapy costs in your case.

What affects the proton beam treatment cost?

The proton therapy cost per treatment depends on:

  • Country chosen for treatment. Proton beam treatment price ranges from country to country depending on their price policy. For instance, you can find the cheapest proton therapy in India. The same treatment in Germany will cost 3-5 times higher.
  • Diagnosis. The intensity and amount of proton therapy sessions depend on the disease. So, the final cost estimate is possible after a revision of your medical records by a doctor.
  • Additional services. The proton beam therapy cost usually includes a procedure itself. If you need interpreter's assistance, it is paid additionally in most of the cases. Admission is not required for proton treatment, but you need to book a hotel for this period — from several days to weeks depending on the amount of treatment cycles.

What does a proton beam therapy cost include?

In most of the cases, proton therapy price includes the procedure itself. A consultation with a doctor, accommodation, language assistance, meals are paid additionally.

How to get a personalized proton therapy price?

To get a personalized quote regarding treatment, choose the most appropriate proton beam treatment facility and submit a request.

Bookimed manager will contact you and send your medical records to the chosen hospital.

Then you will receive a personalized cost estimate according to the diagnosis.

What are the best proton beam centers in Europe?

Proton beam therapy is a quite new treatment option, and is available not in every European medical center.

Among the most popular proton treatment centers in Europe are:

  • Rinecker Proton Therapy Center (Germany, Munich). It is the 1st certified proton beam center in Europe, serves about 2,000 patients annually.
  • Proton Therapy Center (Prague, the Czech Republic).

How to get proton beam therapy in Europe?

Fill in a form on Bookimed website to make an appointment at European proton therapy center and get cost estimate.

What are the best proton treatment centers in Asia?

There are few proton therapy centers in Asia. Among them is Apollo Proton Cancer Center (India). It is the first proton therapy facility in Southeast Asia. Apollo offers one of the most affordable prices for treatment without quality loss in the world.

Submit a request to undergo treatment at Apollo Proton Therapy Center.

How is a proton beam therapy performed?

A proton beam therapy is performed 5 days a week and lasts up to several weeks. In some cases, only one cycle of proton beam therapy is enough. One session of treatment takes about 1 minute, but you need to spend 30-45 minutes to prepare for proton beam therapy.

During the therapy, you lay on the special table. The doctors go to a special room to monitor and manage the process.

You won't feel any discomfort during the treatment. You can leave the proton therapy center right after the treatment session.

What cancer types are sensitive to proton beam therapy?

The proton therapy is indicated for patients with:

  • brain, head & neck cancer
  • lung cancer
  • breast cancer
  • prostate cancer
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • hematologic cancer
  • thoracic cancer
  • esophagus cancer
  • melanoma
  • pediatric cancer.

Except cancer, proton therapy in effective for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, seizure disorders, macular degeneration, severe rheumatologic malformations, macular degeneration.

Only a doctor can determine whether a proton beam therapy will be effective in your case.

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