Since Willis-Knighton Cancer Center is the only location in the state with proton therapy, we hear from patients throughout the state and from the surrounding area. For example, a man from New Orleans called us directly.
Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. It is most often diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 45, with at least 20 percent of cases diagnosed in women over 65.
Willis-Knighton Cancer Center’s Department of Radiation Oncology became the first site in the world to introduce compact scanning beam imageguided proton therapy. Over subsequent years, renowned centers such as Mayo Clinic, St. Jude’s, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins Medical Center followed suit.