Medical Radiation – Neutron Therapy Patients

NEUTRON THERAPY PATIENTS

(1988 – 2009)

DIAGNOSIS
NUMBER OF
PATIENTS 
Head and neck carcinoma
220
Salivary gland tumors *
(macroscopic residual & irresectable)
534 
Soft tissue sarcoma
136
Breast carcinoma
319
Cervical carcinoma
5
Bronchus carcinoma
6
Uterine sarcoma
94
Mesothelioma
21
Paranasal sinus carcinoma *
66
Osteosarcoma *
113

Malignant melanoma *
(inoperable / recurrent)

68
Other
55
Totals
1637

* Tumors where fast neutrons are superior to photons. (Nuclear data for neutron therapy: Status and future needs – IAEA TECDOC 992 (1997) – page 23

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