Horizon West will soon get proton therapy center to treat cancer — Lake Nona might be next

Central Florida is one step closer to having two centers that offer proton therapy, an advanced form of radiation therapy for cancer treatment.

Since January, the Tennessee-based company Provision Healthcare has been building a structure in West Orange County to house a cyclotron, a 220-ton piece of equipment that generates the proton beam that’s used to kill cancer cells and is the heart of a proton therapy center. Read more here.