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WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 21

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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 giving hope to cancer patients from all over the world. UK COUPLE WEDS DURING CANCER TREATMENT David Leek and Bobbie Godden, a couple from the UK who flew to Jacksonville in Florida for cancer treatment, will be leaving the UF Health Proton Institute as Mr. and Mrs. David Michael Leek Sr.  David was first diagnosed with a spinal tumor, called a sacral chordoma in 2014. After having it removed, it came back, and following a second surgery his doctor recommended he follow-up with proton therapy, a special type of radiation therapy. David and Bobbie arrived in Jacksonville about a month ago to start David’s treatment. The couple has been together for 13 years and... Full article

WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 20

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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 children with cancer fight for their life.  MOM’S ATTEMPT TO FUND DAUGHTER’S TREATMENT Poppy, a 3-year-old girl from the UK, has been fighting brain cancer since she was just 16 months old. Her 22-year-old mom Elle Martin is now trying to fund life-saving treatment for her daughter, as she... Full article

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 patients from all over the world in their fight against cancer. FURTHER CANCER TREATMENT FOR ELSA Elsa McBurney, a 7-year-old brave girl from Brandbridge in the UK, is facing further treatment after receiving devastating news that despite months of chemotherapy and surgery, some of the cancer... Full article

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,... 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