Does insurance cover proton therapy?
Proton therapy is covered in the United States by Medicare and many insurance providers. MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center accepts several major insurance plans as well as Medicare and Medicaid. Our patient access specialists can work with your insurance carrier to define your benefits.
Does most insurance cover proton therapy?
While most medical insurers will consider proton treatment on a case-by-case basis, our financial coordinators will provide further assistance in coordinating these sensitive financial matters. Proton therapy is typically covered by Medicare.
What cancers does proton therapy treat?
Proton therapy is sometimes used to treat:
- Brain tumors.
- Breast cancer.
- Cancer in children.
- Eye melanoma.
- Esophageal cancer.
- Head and neck cancers.
- Liver cancer.
- Lung cancer.
What cancers are treated with proton therapy?
Do you lose your hair with proton therapy?
The side effects you experience will depend on which part of your body is being treated and the dose of proton therapy you receive. In general, common side effects of proton therapy include: Fatigue. Hair loss around the part of your body being treated.
Where can I get proton therapy at Penn?
Roberts Proton Therapy Center. The Roberts Proton Therapy Center is the largest and most advanced facility in the world for proton therapy. Here, you have access to one of science’s most precise form of cancer radiation, seamlessly integrated with a full range of oncology services at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center.
Why choose the Roberts Proton Therapy Center?
You have access to some of the world’s foremost experts in proton therapy at the Roberts Proton Therapy Center in the Abramson Cancer Center. Qualities that set us apart include: Depth of experience: Every day, our radiation oncology teams treat more than 100 patients with proton therapy.
Why Penn Presbyterian for proton beam therapy?
Nationally recognized cancer care: Our center is one of a few proton beam therapy centers in the world that is fully integrated with a National Cancer Institute (NCI) -designated comprehensive cancer center. U.S. News & World Report consistently rates the Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania -Penn Presbyterian highest in region for cancer.
Why choose our pediatric proton therapy program?
Learn more about our pediatric proton therapy program. Nationally recognized excellence: Our center is one of few proton therapy centers in the world that is fully integrated with a National Cancer Institute (NCI)–designated comprehensive cancer center.