Papillon Radiotherapy

Working with sister charity Bright, GUTS raised £200,000 for the purchase of Papillon radiotherapy equipment for the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

This technology offers ‘contact radiotherapy’; the dose is administered very close to the tumour which means less damage to the surrounding healthy tissue. It is particularly suitable for patients with early diagnosis rectal cancers. Papillon allows a higher dose of radiation compared to conventional treatment because it is applied directly to the cancer, and so fewer sessions are required. There is little or no damage to surrounding healthy tissue and in most cases the patient doesn’t need to have a colostomy so can expect a better quality of life. The machine is also used for patients with other cancers suitably located for this form of treatment.

Papillon Radiotherapy machine purchased by GUTS and sister charity Bright for the Royal Surrey in 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read about our CITRUS research project working with patients who have had Papillon treatment.


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