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WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 38

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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 beating the odds and take back control over their life. PROTON THERAPY GIVES YOUNG GIRL HOPE Izabella Phoenix Voelker or “Bella”, a 12-year-old girl from Iowa, USA, has been given a new lease on life thanks to proton therapy an her love for whales, after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor called “pineoblastoma” last May. When she was diagnosed, Bella was given a prognosis so grim that she prepared a will, just in case. Provided she did survive the surgeries, there would still be a lengthy list of possible complications afterward, including brain bleeding, stroke, total loss of hearing, double vision, and other difficulties. But... Full article

WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 37

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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 from all over the world fight their disease. RAISING FUNDS FOR 7-YEAR-OLD WITH BRAIN TUMOR Kye Ryan, a 7-year-old boy from West Australia, was diagnosed in July with craniopharyngioma, a rare brain tumor that has already caused him to lose his sight. His family has called on the public to help them fund the vital treatment he needs. Three months ago, Kye was taken to an ophthalmologist after his family noticed he was having trouble with his vision. His optical nerves were very swollen and he was immediately referred to get an MRI. The scan revealed a craniopharyngioma, a type of brain tumor derived from pituitary gland... Full article

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WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 36

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September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in the US: this week, find out how state-of-the-art proton therapy is helping men avoid debilitating side effects and lead a normal life after a prostate cancer diagnosis.  MAN WITH PROSTATE CANCER CHOOSES PROTON THERAPY 62-year-old Max Searcy of Marysville, Kansas chose to travel to Oklahoma City to receive proton therapy after seeing his father and brother... Full article

A year after protons, Samantha is loving life

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It’s been nearly a year since her proton treatments ended, and Samantha Williams is busy catching up on life. As a fun, vibrant 23 year old in Bedfordshire, she has popped over to Spain, Hungary and the Greek islands with her best mates, in addition to pursuing her career in   southeast England. "I missed out on my summer last year,” Sam says. “My summer was spent with cancer. My friends say, ‘What are you... Full article

WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 35

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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 of all ages and making new life opportunities possible. COLLEGE AFTER CANCER Sarah Gerlach, a 19-year-old young woman who has beaten an inoperable brain tumor as a high school senior, is now looking at her future. Two years before she was diagnosed, Sarah could tell something was... Full article

WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 19

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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 young children from all over the world fight against cancer. YOUNG WOMAN TELLS HER BRAIN TUMOR BATTLE Rebecca Duff, a 21-year-old woman from the UK, vowed to keep fighting after being diagnosed with a rare brain tumor so big it has spread to her spine After suffering from chronic neck pain... Full article