One of Scott Hamilton's doctors told him that proton therapy was, "an elegant choice."
Olympic figure skater Scott Hamilton discusses the benefits of proton therapy.
Unlike traditional radiation, where there may be some “pass through,” proton therapy leaves little to no collateral damage by affecting tissue that is not being treated. Hamilton, who survived testicular cancer and a brain tumor, is optimistic about the future of cancer care, including immunotherapy, targeted therapy and proton therapy. In fact, after his brain tumor recurred, he asked his doctor about proton therapy and was told, “It’s an elegant option.”