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WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 27

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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 a shot at life to children from all over the world. 6 YEAR OLD RESCUED FROM BRAIN CANCER When young Erin Birdsey walked into an optician’s office last July, her mom’s biggest concern was how she would persuade her that it wouldn’t be the end of the world if she needed glasses. When Erin started complaining of headaches and feeling sick, her GP sent her to an ophthalmologist to have her eyes checked. The doctor noticed that one eye looked inflamed as something was pressing against it, and sent Erin straight to the hospital. Within 24h she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and had a 10-hour surgery to remove it. Biopsy results and an MRI scan a week... 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

Moving on from prostate cancer

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After Ben Smith was “fired” by his urologist 10 years ago for declining to undergo a radical prostatectomy to treat his prostate cancer, Smith fired up his computer and got to work. “I started doing Internet research and looking at every available therapy at the time, even cryotherapy,” the 62-year-old Cocoa Beach, Florida, resident says. “All of the treatments had pretty good efficacy. But then, they would... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 6

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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 adding years to life and improving quality of life all over the world, at any age. Help take 3-year-old Pippa for life-saving treatment in the US Emily Robinson from Southport, UK, is urging people to support a fundraising drive to take Pippa Belle Cole, her 3-year-old niece for urgent treatment in the... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 50

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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 sick children from all over the world.  Flying a 19-year-old to the US for life-saving treatment 19-year-old Casper McCallum from Australia has endured 5 years of intensive treatment since he was diagnosed with a fast growing tumor. Now, there is nothing else Australian doctors can do... Full article

5-year-old channels superhero strength to fight cancer

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Logan Green adores Superman. He reads the comics. He wears the Superman emblem. He wants to fight bad guys when he grows up. Even his immobilization mask for proton therapy was emblazoned with the iconic “S.” For 5-year-old Logan, the Man of Steel was a comfort and an inspiration as he battled one of his biggest villains yet. Three Days to Live In June, Logan walked into his parent’s room in the middle of the... 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

REVIEW – Man running for his friend with brain cancer

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Nigel Maeer, a 32-year-old service engineer from Sidmouth, UK has raised £500 after running a half marathon in aid of Matt Rackley, a young father with a brain tumor who is preparing to make a life-changing trip to America. Nigel ran the Torbay Half Marathon at the end of June in the first of three charity ventures for Matt. Nigel worked with Matt before he knew of his condition and decided to fundraise for him as... Full article

WEB REVIEW – 6-year-old bravely battling brain cancer

Kailyn is fighting ependymoma, a rare form of brain cancer
Kailyn Hewitt is much like any other 6-year-old girl who likes swimming, coloring and playing dress up, except she has already endured 3 brain surgeries and many other setbacks from her rare form of cancer.   On August 23rd last year, the little girl was diagnosed with anaplastic ependymoma, a rapidly growing type of brain cancer, found near her cerebellum and brain stem. Approximately 200 similar cases are... Full article

WEB REVIEW – PT : safest radiation treatment for pediatric tumors

Dr. Lilia Loredo is assistant professor of radiation oncology, Department of Radiation Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center's Proton Treatment and Research Center.
If your child was diagnosed with cancer, you would want to find the best, smartest and most pain-free treatment available. For a growing number of pediatric patients and their parents, it is clear that proton beam radiation may be the most desirable course of action to pursue. But sadly, that too many patients and their doctors remain unfamiliar with proton therapy and its documented benefits. This unawareness is partly... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Bella’s benefit

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Isabella ‘Bella’ Rennie has just turned 3. Weeks before her 2nd birthday in January 2012 she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Her life and her family’s changed forever. Bella had been a healthy girl, apart from the usual colds and a bout of chickenpox. For a long period, she displayed a head tilt, and in late 2011, she began to display facial asymmetry and have trouble fully closing her left eye. On 11 January,... Full article
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