Views on proton therapy for a 6 year old

anurag Member Posts: 1

Hi Everybody,


My son is 6 years old has been diagnosed with medallublastoma. Radiation oncologist has told me several impacts of radiation on a 6 year old. Can anybody tell me in more detail the impacts of radiation at his age and also I am in NZ and was hoping to go over to USA for Proton beam therapy as I have been told that is less risky.

Would proton beam therapy reduce the impacts of radiation? Would be useful to know any views?




  • Jan11
    Jan11 Member Posts: 18
    AZ Mayo Clinic advocates Proton Radiation in Childrens Brains

    Proton Radiation is recommended by Mayo Clinic - done in Phoenix AZ - feel free to contact them.