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The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre supports National Eye Health Week

As National Eye Health Week gets underway, it’s revealed that almost 25 per cent of all ocular cancer patients in the UK are treated at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, thanks to the world class radiotherapy expertise in the region, which help in the fight against the disease.

Proton beam, a type of specialist radiotherapy for eye tumour patients, was introduced to The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre over 20 years ago and even today; it’s the only Trust in the UK with the ability to offer this life changing treatment, before it was introduced, removing the eye was often the only option.

A proton beam, due to its well-defined shape, allows tumours of any size, shape or position to be treated with very little effect to surrounding areas.


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The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre has recently refurbished its Proton Therapy Suite, making the space larger and more comforting for patients and most notably, introducing a state-of-the-art new treatment chair, which took over five months to build and is one of only three of its kind in the world and the first in the UK.

The proton therapy department at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre treated a record number of patients from around the world last year with this highly specialist treatment.

Proton beam, a type of specialist radiotherapy for eye tumour patients, was introduced to The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre over 20 years ago and even today; it’s the only Trust in the UK with the ability to offer this life changing treatment, before it was introduced, removing the eye was often the only option.

A proton beam, due to its well-defined shape, allows tumours of any size, shape or position to be treated with very little effect to surrounding areas.

 

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre has recently refurbished its Proton Therapy Suite, making the space larger and more comforting for patients and most notably, introducing a state-of-the-art new treatment chair, which took over five months to build and is one of only three of its kind in the world and the first in the UK.

The proton therapy department at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre treated a record number of patients from around the world last year with this highly specialist treatment.

Head of the department Andrzej Kacperek said: “We’re delighted that we’ve been able to build and develop the proton therapy service at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre over the last 24 years and have successfully treated patients from both the UK and across the world.

“Our refurbished clinic will only elevate the service we can offer patients. The technology has improved significantly over the years, increasing the accuracy and effectiveness of the treatment and reducing the number of patients for whom removal of the eye is the only option, considerably improving their quality of life.”

Due to the increasing international interest around proton beam therapy, the government recently announced £250m funding for facilities in London and Manchester, giving more people access to this innovative treatment.

Head of the department Andrzej Kacperek said: “We’re delighted that we’ve been able to build and develop the proton therapy service at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre over the last 24 years and have successfully treated patients from both the UK and across the world.

“Our refurbished clinic will only elevate the service we can offer patients. The technology has improved significantly over the years, increasing the accuracy and effectiveness of the treatment and reducing the number of patients for whom removal of the eye is the only option, considerably improving their quality of life.”


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Due to the increasing international interest around proton beam therapy, the government recently announced £250m funding for facilities in London and Manchester, giving more people access to this innovative treatment.

 

 

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