At Mount Elizabeth Proton Therapy Centre, you can get access to proton therapy, an advanced type of radiation treatment that uses protons to deliver radiation directly to the tumour to destroy cancer cells.
Also known as proton beam therapy, its advantages include:
It is often used as an alternative to photon-based radiation therapy to treat tumours with complex anatomy, tumours surrounded by sensitive tissues, or childhood cancers.
Other conditions that can be treated with proton therapy include:
Learn more about proton beam therapy and how it works.
Before undergoing proton therapy, our medical team at the Mount Elizabeth Proton Therapy Centre will walk you through a detailed planning process to ensure that the proton beam reaches the exact location in your body where it is required.
The treatment process involves:
Clinical review and assurance
Consultation during and at the end of the proton therapy course
The typical course of treatment last weeks and would require you to receive treatment for 5 days a week. Proton beam therapy is usually painless – you would be able to resume daily activities afterward. Most patients would not require inpatient stays as a direct consequence of this therapy.
Learn more about how to prepare and what to expect during a proton therapy treatment.
We understand that planning for cancer care can be emotional for you and your loved ones. Our team at Mount Elizabeth Proton Therapy Centre will work with you to understand any reimbursable claims and out-of-pocket payments.
1) Integrated Shield Plans
Claims for radiotherapy treatments are limited to $80 – $2,800 per treatment, depending on the type of radiotherapy. (This is an indicative range only, and is subject to change. Please refer to this website for the latest information.)
We are located at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital at 38 Irrawaddy Road.
You can count on our skilled and experienced team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurses, room technicians and support workers to utilise the latest proton beam therapy techniques and to provide a patient-centred environment at all times.