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Weekly Web Review – Week 40

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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 more and more people and is improving cancer outcomes.   5-year-old all clear from cancer Harvey Thompson, a five-year-old boy from York, UK went to the United States for pioneering cancer treatment and is now clear of the his brain tumor. Harvey was found to have a tumor the size of an orange in his brain and he underwent an urgent 13-hour operation to remove it. He then went to Oklahoma earlier this year for proton therapy to safely remove the final part of the tumor from his brain stem. A scan taken this week has confirmed Harvey is now cancer-free. Harvey’s dad said: “He is doing really well. Part of the tumor is still there but it’s... Full article

Weekly web review

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy :  this week, find out how this state-of-the-art cancer treatment helps saving young people facing the battle of their lives. 5-yearl-old saved by PT Young Logan Green of Arizona was given just days to live, but now looks forward to his first day of kindergarten. Last June, Logan was air-lifted to a hospital after he collapsed and was diagnosed with an aggressive and inoperable brain tumor. His doctors said he was likely to have only three days to live and advised against further medical treatment. Fortunately, a second medical opinion led to successful surgery to remove most of the tumor. Logan still required radiation therapy to kill any remaining cells to keep the disease from returning : « after learning about the... Full article

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Slovakian woman sees life in new light after protons defeat rare sinus tumor

Gabriella recovering from her proton therapy and chemotherapy treatments
This is Part 2 of Gabriela’s story. Part 1 is here ! Recently married and in the second year of her career as a skincare sales representative, 31-year-old Gabriela Jágerská was shaken by her doctors’ discovery: A malignant tumor nearly the size of a tennis ball was growing in the sinus area on the right side of her face. Gabriela’s physicians in Bratislava, Slovakia, deemed surgery just too risky. As Gabriela... Full article

Skincare sales rep embraces work and family following proton treatments in Prague

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With stylish gradient sunglasses adorning her face, 31-year-old Gabriela Jágerská is back behind the wheel of her Volkswagon Polo, driving the lush, forested highways of central Slovakia to meet with health care professionals. Gabriela figures she puts as much as 4,000 kilometers, or nearly 2,500 miles, a month on her company car traveling to about 200 sales calls from her home in Banska Bystrica, where she lives with... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Ruby Hodgson’s parents face devastating news

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Brave 4-year-old Ruby Hodgson will need surgery again, after her tumor returned for the third time. After being first diagnosed in 2011 at just 22 months old, Ruby has already battled back from numerous operations, intensive chemotherapy, a stomach bug infection that left her life hanging in a balance, and a course of pioneering proton therapy in Florida, America in 2013. Ruby had three MRI scans since returning... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Teen hopeful thanks to proton therapy

Natalie Wright, 17, of Provo, Utah is hopeful the completion of proton therapy she received at a San Diego hospital will curb the growth of her tumor
Natalie Wright, 17, of Provo, Utah is hopeful the completion of proton therapy she received at a San Diego hospital will curb the growth of her tumor. Natalie was the first teen to finish the treatment at the hospital. When Natalie was 2, a walnut-sized tumor was found above her brain stem after her parents noticed she was drooling a lot and had trouble swallowing. A few days later, doctors removed most of the tumor but... Full article