Cholangiocarcinoma and proton and photon beam radiation

Posted by edie78t @edie78t, May 25 9:13pm

Recently diagnosed with bile duct cancer or cholangiocarcinoma. I have been reading up on alternative treatment. Is Photom Beam Therapy right for me? Has anybody had this kind of treatment?

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Proton Beam Therapy Support Group.

@edie78t, photon beam is traditional radiation, otherwise known as external beam radiation. Proton beam is the newer approach. Here's an article that explains the difference.

– What’s the difference? Photon and proton radiation therapy

Are you a candidate for proton beam therapy, Edie?


Thank you for sending the article.

I don't know if I could be a candidate for that (Proton). I would certainly like to try that and would be willing to participate in any clinical trials involving Proton Beam Therapy.

How do I find out if I am a good candidate? Thanks.

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