Proton Therapy Cancer Treatment Center in Warrenville

October 3, 2010 | By | Reply More

Central DuPage Hospital’s proton therapy cancer treatment center is slated to open in Warrenville. The $140-million state-of-the-art cancer treatment center will begin treating patients as early as the first week of November.

Officially named the CDH Proton Center, the 60,000 square-foot facility is located on Weaver Parkway (south of I-88). This is the first proton therapy center to open in Illinois. The facility is co-operated by Central DuPage Hospital and ProCure Treatment Centers. Another facility, still awaiting funding, is planned to open in West Chicago.

Proton therapy is a non-invasive, painless, cancer treatment option for hard-to-access tumors and child cancers. The therapy has proven very effective in the treatment of these types of cancers. The proton beam can target the tumor with far more precision than other traditional radiation options. By improving the targeting of tumors, less damage is done to surrounding healthy cells.

Individual treatments usually last less than one minute. The CDH Proton Center’s four treatment rooms will have the capacity to treat nearly 1,500 patients annually.

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