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The number of cases of diagnosing esophageal cancer in the world is growing.
The average level of five-year survival in this oncopathology is low, from 10 to 30%.
The treatment of esophageal cancer by standard methods of radiation therapy can be a difficult task because of the proximity of the esophagus to critical organs such as the heart, lungs and spine. Proton therapy can be an optimal choice. Protons release a large dose of radiation directly into the tumor site, without affecting healthy tissues along the way.
Procedures for treating esophageal cancer usually take 15-30 minutes a day and are done five times a week for approximately 4 to 7 weeks. The duration of the course of treatment depends on the individual case of the disease and the general health of each patient. Many patients tolerate treatment extremely well and can continue to work and exercise during the course of treatment and immediately after it.