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WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 17

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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 teenagers a new shot at life and allowing them to make future projects. RARE CANCER MISTAKEN FOR MOSQUITO BITE Matthey Kirk, an 11-year-old boy from Worcestershire, England was shocked when he found out that his swollen nose was not the result of a mosquito bite but a rare cancer that would require aggressive chemo and specialist proton therapy in the US. Matthew first spotted the lump on a family holiday and didn’t worry about it. But after it more than doubled in size, his parents sought medical treatment and it was discovered the lump was actually alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancerous tumor of the connective tissue. “At the time it never... Full article

WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 16

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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 rescuing young children from lethal tumors and is helping them regain control of their life. BOY WITH DOWN SYNDROME GETS PROTON THERAPY Cade Weneger is a 13-year-old boy from Oklahoma, USA with Down syndrome. Despite repeated diagnoses of cancer, his family is keeping hope, and some of that hope comes from the promise of proton therapy. Cade first felt pain in his hip during gym in October 2013. After a visit to his paediatrician, he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called sarcoma. It was already the Wegener family's second cancer diagnosis, as Cade's mom had also battled cancer. "Dropped a pretty big bomb on us and our family, and left us with not a... Full article

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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 modality is helping cancer patients of all ages and revealing life vocations. SCHOLARSHIP FOR BRAIN CANCER PATIENT IN REMISSION Carter Bowman, 17 years old, was diagnosed with stage 3 brain cancer when he was 13. Three surgeries and several proton radiation and chemotherapy treatments later, he is now in remission.... Full article

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 modality is revealing heart warming solidarity and giving patients new options in their battle against cancer. ANYA MORRIS APPEAL REACHES OVER £35,000 A charity ball to raise money and help Anya Morris, a 6-year-old girl from West Leeds in the UK, receive life-saving proton therapy treatment for her brain tumor... 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 modality is allowing cancer patients to have a new chance at life and develop new projects. BOY WITH BRAIN TUMOR NEEDS LIFE-SAVING PT Harley Hall, a 10-year-old from Letchworth, UK who was diagnosed with a brain tumor 5 weeks ago, is appealing for help with his family to fund life-saving treatment. Harley... 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 modality is giving hope and revealing the strength of cancer patients. TEENAGER FLYING TO THE US TO SAVE HER SIGHT Megan Pratt, a 12-year-old girl from Hull, UK is scheduled to undergo cancer treatment in the US in a bid to save her sight, after she was diagnosed with a malignant tumor that was initially mistaken... Full article