What is Proton Therapy?

The Provision Center for Proton Therapy is the first of its kind in Tennessee and only the second in the Southeast. We provide the perfect combination of personalized, comprehensive patient care and leading-edge technology, offering one of the most advanced cancer treatments in the world.

Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation therapy that uses a single beam of high-energy protons to treat various forms of cancer. Just as with conventional radiation therapy, proton therapy treats tumors by directing radiation into the tumor site where doses of radiation destroy cancerous cells.

However, unlike conventional radiation therapy, in which x-ray beams deposit their energy into the healthy tissue before and after the tumor site, physicians can control the timing and dosage of energy from protons, which allows the maximum energy deposited directly into the tumor, reducing damage to nearby healthy tissue and thus limiting negative side effects. 

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How It Works

Our treatment rooms use pencil beam and uniform scanning, which further increases the precision of radiation, reducing overall treatment time and allowing the tumor to be directly targeted with aggressive doses of radiation in a safe way.

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How Do I Know It's For Me?

A non-invasive treatment, proton therapy is best used to treat individuals with a localized tumor, in which the cancer has not spread to other parts of the body.

Meet Our Ambassadors.

The Provision Proton Therapy ambassadors are comprised of leading patients who have received proton therapy and are passionate about sharing their experience with you.

Ambassador Voices

"My proton treatment for prostate cancer was a 'Radiation Vacation'. I was scheduled for treatment at 10:00 a.m. and on the golf course by 11:00 a.m.!"

Tom Bomkamp

Knoxville, TN

Tom Bomkamp

"Getting your urologist to tell you the truth about Proton Therapy is similar to getting the Chevrolet dealer to tell you the good points of buying a Ford. You have to take charge of your own healthcare and learn, like many of us, that Proton Therapy is the better way for the vast majority of prostate cancer patients"

Gordon Webster

Kingston, TN

Gordon Webster

Thank God for the technology and a treatment called Proton Therapy! Every treatment takes a bite of cancer from me, until it is no more. Goodbye cancer, you are no more. Your time in my body is done. You are dead and I can carry on...cancer free!

Vince Sica

Knoxville, TN

Vince Sica

"Through faith, God led me to proton therapy with its phenomenal process of no surgery, no recovery time, no permanent side effects, no quality of life issues, and most importantly, no cancer. What started as a hugely negative experience of being diagnosed with prostate cancer ended as a tremendously positive experience of being healed through proton therapy. I am forever grateful."

Don Denton

Townsend, TN

Don Denton

"Dad had prostate cancer 20 years ago, so I was looking for it. My PSA numbers started to move, so I researched surgery, Brachytherapy, Cryotherapy and radiation therapy. I discovered PROTON and had an 8 week 'Radiation Vacation'! It killed the cancer, and all the plumbing works!"

Peter Kraslawsky

Tellico Village, TN

Peter Kraslawsky


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