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my son has a brain tumor pressing on the optic nerve, he is seeing white spots with blurred vision he has been declared functionaly blind, he is scheduled for radiation, after radition will the white spots go away, and what do you recomend proton therapy or regular radition

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replied January 17th, 2011
Brain Cancer Answer A18588
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you. Proton therapy is a type of particle therapy which uses a beam of protons to irradiate diseased tissue.

The chief advantage of proton therapy is the ability to more precisely localize the radiation dosage when compared with other types of external beam radiotherapy.

It is not yet known whether proton therapy yields better clinical outcomes than other types of radiation therapy for people with many common cancers.

Hence, it is difficult to comment regarding the better option. However, the incidence of side effects are less with the proton pump therapy.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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