Large Tumors and Metastatic Neutron-Sensitive Tumors
Neutron therapy is appropriate for:
Patients who may benefit from neutron therapy include:
- Large hypoxic tumors - tumors with poor oxygenation
- Metastatic radioresistant tumors
- Patients whose tumors are too large to be effectively treated with photon therapy.
- Patients with metastasis from a radioresistant primary tumor - for example, a lung metastasis from a primary salivary gland tumor