Proton beam radiation therapy is known to spare surrounding normal tissues from radiation.
Proton beam radiation delivers less radiation beyond the area of the target tissues. This may
reduce side effects that patients would normally experience with standard (photon) radiation
therapy which tends to unavoidably include more normal tissue along with tumor target tissue.
In this research study, the investigators are looking to determine if proton beam radiation
is effective in controlling your cancer growth. The investigators are also looking to see if
proton beam radiation can reduce side effects when compared to standard radiation treatment