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Weekly Web Review – Week 18

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment is reuniting families and giving hope to patients fighting against their disease.   Cancer all clear for teenage girl after PT in US   Kayti Spargo, 16, was diagnosed in September with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer behind her nose. After undergoing proton therapy treatment in the US, her overjoyed family is now celebrating, as she was given the all clear this week. After her diagnosis, Kayti went to the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute, in Jacksonville where she underwent 10 weeks of specialist proton beam therapy. It was supplemented by chemotherapy sessions every three weeks. Now, it is the end of eight months of agony for Kayti,... Full article

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 is helping children and teenagers fight against cancer, and raising awareness and generosity in families, friends and even total strangers.  Severely-ill toddler on the road to recovery after PT   2-year-old Freya Bevan, who was diagnosed with a Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET) in her brain last year, has spent the past seven weeks undergoing proton therapy in the US, after money was raised to fund her pioneering treatment. Freya was diagnosed last May and underwent her first operation at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. She then underwent four rounds of chemotherapy but on September 11, she needed a second operation and suffered a mini-stroke the... Full article

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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 is saving teens from their illness and is helping reunite families from all over the world.   What changed after cancer treatment   Sabrina Dominguez is a Senior at Silva Health Magnet High School in El Paso, Texas, USA. In the fall of 2013, she was diagnosed with a type of brain tumor called... Full article

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... 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... 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 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