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WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 5

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment modality is allowing patients to enjoy their lives and make plans for the future. RAISING FUNDS FOR 8-YEAR-OLD’S CANCER TREATMENT Indiana Corr-Day was diagnosed with cancer last December, after doctors discovered an astrocytoma glioma tumor in her brainstem. Her family are now hoping to raise £4,000 to fly her to America for pioneering brain cancer treatment. Indiana’s diagnosis came from her being unable to grip a pen properly. Her mom said: “That was the thing we couldn’t really get our heads around, the fact she didn’t have any real symptoms such as headaches or blackouts”. The little girl underwent surgery in the new year to remove most of the tumor, but the... Full article

Little girl brightens Christmas for family and schoolmates three years after proton treatments

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[Editor’s Note: This is the fourth Christmas in as many years we have written about Georgia Halliwell-Paget, a 6-year-old girl now living in the U.K. She received proton beam treatments during Christmas 2012.]   An enormous stuffed snow leopard, a gift from Father Christmas last year, reclines nobly at the foot of Georgia Halliwell-Paget’s bed. The cuddly beast is one of many protectors of the slight 6-year-old girl with the buoyant smile, who is reveling in her cancer-free life in Britain’s Shropshire County. This Christmas, Georgia is wishing for a stuffed giraffe she spied at the local department store. Not surprisingly, it’s as colossal as the snow leopard and, if Father Christmas is so inclined, will tower over Georgia’s tiny frame. But Georgia finds... Full article

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WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 50

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment modality is helping patients from around the world fight aggressive forms of cancer and giving them hope for a better future. YOUNG CANCER PATIENT GETS BRAVERY AWARD The courage of Sam Addison, a 3-year-old toddler from England who is being treated for an inoperable brain tumor, has been recognized with a special... Full article

WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 49

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment modality is offering sick children and teenagers from all around the world a second chance at life. 6 YEARS WITH A 15CM BRAIN TUMOR  Allana Prosser, a brave 17-year-old teenager from the UK who has lived for 6 years without knowing she had a 15 cm tumor in her brain, is now set to travel to America for proton... Full article

WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 48

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment modality is giving hope to patients fighting against their disease and improving quality of life during and after treatment. BOY FIGHTING CANCER TOURS NEW FIRE HOUSE This past Sunday, a firehouse in New Brunswick received a special visitor: a little boy from Hawaii, who is in New Jersey for cancer treatment.... Full article

WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 47

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment modality is helping families overcome the most difficult obstacles. LITTLE GIRL HELPING FUND HER CANCER TREATMENT 8-year-old Asia Jackson was diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, this past August. She's helping her family pay for proton radiation therapy, which isn’t offered in Virginia, by... Full article