Melanoma is the most common type of eye tumor, but eye cancer itself is very rare and requires specialized, advanced tumor treatment. Proton therapy has been used to treat melanoma without removing the eye and with less damage to the cornea, lens, retina, fovea or optic nerve since the 1970s.
Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center is one of the few proton therapy centers throughout the Midwest and the only one in Illinois. Our team is dedicated to explaining all of your treatment options for eye cancer and facilitating a conversation with you and your physician or oncologist to determine the best course of treatment for you.
To learn if you can benefit from proton therapy, call 1.877.887.5807 or fill out our online form.