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Weekly Web Review – Week 9

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment is giving hope to young people and raising awareness and generosity all around the world.       2-year-old jetting to America for treatment     February 25th, 2015 – Today, two-year-old Freya Bevan has jetted off with her family to America to get life-saving proton therapy cancer treatment. People are still being urged to fundraise. Freya was diagnosed with a primitive neuroectodermal tumor last year, and has since undergone numerous operations and sessions of chemotherapy. Her family had hoped she would get NHS funding for proton therapy in America, but following a nine-week wait, they found out last week it would not happen. Now, the Kids n... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 8

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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 people fight their disease all over the world.     Support Dawn’s cancer fighting campaign Dawn Bailey was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer last year. She is only 43 and has no family history of breast cancer. She needs to raise money to pay for PT treatment. “At first, it was discouraging,” Dawn said. Until she learned that with modern treatment, it is not exactly a death sentence. She had a mastectomy, and the tumor her doctors removed was about the size of a lemon. Then she went through chemotherapy and let her kids and husband shave her head. “So much was out of my control,” she said. “I wanted to control it.” Her kids had a good... Full article

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Weekly Web Review – Week 7

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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 youngsters fight against their deadly disease all over the world.   Little Star award for brave Adele   A brave toddler from Evesham, UK has been honored with a Cancer Research UK Little Star award after she received life-saving treatment in America. Adele Cooper has been chosen for... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 6

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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 adding years to life and improving quality of life all over the world, at any age. Help take 3-year-old Pippa for life-saving treatment in the US Emily Robinson from Southport, UK, is urging people to support a fundraising drive to take Pippa Belle Cole, her 3-year-old niece for urgent treatment in the... Full article

Protons prove to be only hope for New York woman fighting late-effect cancer from photon radiation

Protons prove to be only hope for New York woman fighting late-effect cancer from photon radiation
2015 is a new year for Mary Lanuti. A new year to appreciate the blessings of good health, once again. For 13 years, Mary had lived cancer free, tending to the home and family she loves. But an occasional side effect of the conventional radiation used to successfully treat Mary’s rectal cancer back in 2000 finally caught up to her. And Mary was shocked to find she had cancer once again. “They said it was a... Full article

Proton clinicians are setting sights on Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas

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Lymphomas are the new targets for protons. Primarily preferred for treating solid mass tumors, protons are now being viewed as a prudent type of radiation for treating Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas. About 9,000 Americans are diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma every year. And more than 65,ooo Americans are diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma annually. According to Brad Hoppe, M.D., M.P.H, a radiation oncologist at... Full article