Prescription for Proton Radiation: Real Patient Stories, Expert Physician Input On a Highly Precise Form Of Radiation Therapy (Hardcover)
If you or a loved one are prescribed radiation treatment, it can be overwhelming-starting with the differences between photon vs. proton therapy, the side effects, and long-term health implications.
In this book, author Denise Durgin recounts her own experience with finding proton radiation, a highly precise form of radiation that spares healthy tissues and structures because the radiation stops at the treated area and doesn't pass through the body like traditional photon radiation. After Denise was prescribed protons, her insurance provider declined to pay for treatments and she fought back, all while her cancer treatments were delayed, and then her case overturned. This is when her pain became her purpose.
In this book, you will learn:
- What proton radiation is, and how it differs from traditional photon radiation.
- How to navigate the insurance approval process.
- How to advocate for yourself or a loved one if the insurance provider refuses to pay.
In Prescription for Proton Radiation: Real Patient Stories, Expert Physician Input on a Highly Precise Form of Radiation Therapy, author Denise Durgin shares the healthcare journey of patients, insights of radiation oncologists, and the benefits of proton therapy.