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WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 43

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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 pull through their illness and make new life projects. STAFF RAISING £2.5K FOR CANCER TREATMENT A charity day for 8-year-old Charly Ilsley who is fighting against a brain tumor raised more than £2,500 to pay for revolutionary treatment. Charlie has already had to endure surgery, two bouts of chemotherapy and hours of radiotherapy since he was diagnosed with a brain tumor earlier this year, and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. The staff at the supermarket where his mother works dressed in yellow on Saturday and collected donations for Charlie, as his parents are trying to raise up to £200,000 to pay for proton therapy treatment, so he... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Brain cancer patient saved by Proton Therapy

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Thanks to surgery and proton therapy, Jeff Graf, 56 years old, overcame a clival chordoma, a rare type of brain tumor. When Jeff thought he was having a stroke, he knew he needed to get help right away. During his check up, the scan revealed a mass in his head. Jeff was shocked when the mass was determined to be a chordoma, a rare tumor slowly growing from embryonic remains. He hadn’t had any typical symptoms and the... Full article

From our partners : Cancer patients to travel to UF Proton Therapy Institute from Norway

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In an agreement with the Norway Health Authority, UF Proton Therapy Institute will treat both children and adults who have rare tumors in the nasal and sinus cavity, skull, and brain. Currently there are no medical centers in Norway that offer proton therapy, and for cancers in highly sensitive areas, proton therapy provides patients a superior treatment that also minimizes risk of damage to... Full article

PSA testing is an important early-detection tool for prostate cancer

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In 2012, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advised the elimination of a routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening test for prostate cancer in healthy men. Champions for early detection of the disease were not pleased.   “They are doing the male population in this country a huge disservice,” said Robert Marckini, author of the book, “You Can Beat Prostate Cancer” and founder of... Full article