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Learn more about Proton Therapy

Patients from 49 states and 23 countries have traveled to Jacksonville for the life-saving benefits of proton therapy. Proton therapy treats prostate cancer, lung cancer, brain cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, head and neck cancer and pediatric cancer with a low risk of side effects.

Proton therapy for prostate cancer and other cancers is covered by most insurance providers and Medicare, making the most advanced cancer treatment an accessible option for many patients.

In addition to being highly effective, proton therapy has a low risk of adverse effects. In fact, many patients continue with their daily routines while undergoing treatment.

University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute

World-class cancer treatment provided in a warm, caring environment – right here in Jacksonville.

For Jacksonville patients facing prostate cancer, lung cancer, brain cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, head and neck cancer or pediatric cancer, the most advanced treatment option is the one that’s closest to home. Since opening the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute in 2006, more than 5,000 patients throughout Jacksonville and Florida - as well as patients from 49 states and 23 countries - have experienced the life-saving benefits of proton therapy cancer treatment.

Proton Therapy delivers:

  • Higher doses of precise radiation to the tumor site, for better outcomes and a lower risk of side effects
  • Better quality of life for patients undergoing cancer treatment
  • Less damage to healthy tissues surrounding the cancer

More than 98% of UF Health Proton Therapy patients say they would "definitely recommend" our treatment to others. Learn more about the unparalleled benefits of proton therapy, and see why.