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Kids were huge motivator for teacher, young mother during cancer treatments

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Julia Rosenberger has always been a teacher of some sort or another. As a swim teacher, a gymnastics coach and even as a teenage babysitter, she worked with young kids and had a passion for helping them learn.Inspired by her father, a career teacher and administrator, and by the excellent teachers she had in elementary school and high school, the 34-year-old resident of Holland, Pennsylvania, now teaches second grade.“Being in a classroom and seeing kids make those gains and learn something new — it’s awesome to be part of that,” she says. “Especially in the younger grades. They love being in school, they love their teacher, they learn so much. To be able to give them that gift is really cool. ”When Julia was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer last year, she... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 15

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment is helping children fight their disease and is becoming more and more available through the building of new centers each year.   Brave boy crossing the ocean for PT in the US Guy Ryan, a brave 6-year-old boy from the UK, will head across the ocean this summer for experimental proton beam therapy on his large brain tumor. Guy was diagnosed with pilocytic astrocytoma shortly after his first birthday. His mom said: “A few weeks before he turned one he was taken ill and would have a seizure or just lie on the floor and become unresponsive. His face also started turning blue. We were told he was having epileptic seizures and the diagnosis of the tumor came the following... Full article

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Weekly Web Review – Week 14

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment is helping kids from all over the world making plans for the future.   Grad student with cancer takes problem-solving approach Graduate student Steven Keating has taken a problem-solving approach to his astrocytoma brain tumor. In the picture, he is holding a printed-3D copy of his tumor, which he printed... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 13

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment is freeing more and more patients from their deadly disease and giving hope to families from all over the world.   Five-year-old boy free of cancer 5-year-old Ashya King, who was at the center of an international manhunt after his parents removed him from a UK hospital without doctors’ consent, has been... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 12

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment is helping to take care of more and more children with life-threatening diseases and giving hope to many families from around the world.   Brave 9-year-old facing new cancer fight   Brave Alex Novakovic, a 9-year-old boy who received life saving cancer treatment, is facing a second fight against the... Full article

Moving on from prostate cancer

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After Ben Smith was “fired” by his urologist 10 years ago for declining to undergo a radical prostatectomy to treat his prostate cancer, Smith fired up his computer and got to work. “I started doing Internet research and looking at every available therapy at the time, even cryotherapy,” the 62-year-old Cocoa Beach, Florida, resident says. “All of the treatments had pretty good efficacy. But then, they would... Full article