Oncology Questions? Ask an Oncologist for Answers ASAP
Good morning I am Dr Ruff. Thank you for contacting us today.
I am very sorry to hear of your father.
Proton therapy is certainly an option, however it is a much newer therapy option, and due to the cost is not often funded by the NHS.
It is certainly worth asking your fathers Oncologist if this would be a cancer sensitive to proton therapy and if available. If not, they would advise you of the centres within the UK, but this is more likely to be a private cost.
Alternatively you could see a private oncologist. There are a few indications but also a long list of contraindications for it.
Here is one option within the UK. There are number of other options abroad in Europe. I would contact them to discuss this with them.
That is my pleasure. It is possible that a Squamous Cell Cancer can be treated with Proton therapy, however this depends on the cancer stage, if there are more than one lesion, if there is any metastatic disease, but also if the treatment is considered Palliative or Curative.
There are a lot of variables sorry. Your oncologist will advise you though, but do ask these questions.
That is my pleasure, I wish your father well and pleased to see you are asking questions for him. Take care.