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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

WEB REVIEW – Little Shaun with brain cancer is struggling for life

Shaun Currie, 4, is looking forward to what his family promise will be the best Christmas ever
Shaun Currie’s parents learned last month that their four-year-old son was suffering from a terminal brain tumor. The little Scottish boy has spent the past few days in Yorkhill Children's Hospital, in Glasgow, and the nearby Beatson cancer center. Shaun’s parents first realized something was wrong with Shaun when he felt poorly and became unsteady on his feet. His doctor sent him to the hospital, where he was... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Tyler is full of life after treatment in America

4-year-old Tyler Martin was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer a year ago and had to fly to America for specialist treatment when it reached 1 mm away from his brain. After losing sight in one eye, he can now say he’s feeling better. The NHS agreed to fly Tyler, his mom Tracey and his dad Steve out to Florida for the treatment. Despite undergoing gruelling chemotherapy and proton therapy for seven weeks, the family... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Proton therapy for head & neck cancer

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More than 100,000 people will be diagnosed with head and neck cancer this year in the US, according to the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance. While many of those cancers are curable, patients face a number of challenges due to their complex location. Physicians are tasked with preserving healthy surrounding structures such as the optic nerves, eyes, brain stem, and spinal cord while also treating a patient’s malignant... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Brave Chloe starts her treatment in the US

Chloe will spend 3 months in Florida undergoing treatment
Seven-year-old Chloe Moss has started specialized treatment in the US after a tumor the size of half a house brick was removed from her brain.  Chloe was just three when she had the tumor removed. She then had 15 months of intensive chemotherapy but doctors found two smaller tumors in August. Chloe’s dad said: “The news that Chloe had to have the proton therapy treatment came as a complete shock. The doctors told us... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Brain cancer survivor becomes baking entrepreneur

Rebecca has opened her own bakery after she survived brain cancer
Rebecca Ray, a Jacksonville teenager, used her love of baking to get through her battle against brain cancer. From a simple distraction, it turned into a sweet and savory new business. After Rebecca was diagnosed with cancer, she found her sanctuary in the kitchen. Her cake-baking began during her time at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. After 15 weeks of chemotherapy, numerous rounds of proton therapy and surgeries, she... Full article

WEB REVIEW – 15-year-old with inoperable brain tumor

Selfless staff at a Yeovil vets have taken to the streets in support of a teenager who needs medical treatment in the USA.   In January Saskia Hedingham, 15, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. After being diagnosed the teenager was told to name her tumor to help visualise and beat it. As a result, staff at Delaware Vets walked from Yeovil to Castle Cary on Sunday to “help Saskia beat Bart”. Her... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Boy treated for brain tumor aspires to become a doctor

Edmond Boy Treated For Brain Tumor Aspires To Become Doctor
At just 5 years old, Aaron Gaines already knows what he wants to be when he grows up. "I am the boy who is going to be a doctor", he said repeatedly when he was getting proton therapy treatment at ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City. In January of this year, Aaron’s parents realized something was terribly wrong. He wasn't eating, kept falling asleep at the dinner table, complained of headaches and was... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Fundraiser for little boy with brain tumor

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Newport restaurant Zeiderelli’s Pizza remained open on April 20th to help a young boy in need : the money raised will be used specifically in support of Heath Dodson, a 2-year-old boy suffering with a brain tumor.   Heath's condition was first discovered when he went to a pediatrician because he was having balance difficulties. He was diagnosed on February 24 with an ependymoma, a cancerous tumor wrapped... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Father-to-be vows to battle brain tumor

Kerry and Mark Kelso are preparing for the birth of their first child. It should be the happiest time of their lives, but they are also facing an uncertain future as Mark has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Mark first realized there was something wrong when he started to suffer from double vision and headaches last year. The couple were just celebrating Kerry's first pregnancy when they were given the devastating... Full article

WEB REVIEW – 9-year-old fighting brain cancer

Cameron Rowell is taking on his biggest opponent yet, brain cancer. The 9-year-old who plays football, baseball and basketball was diagnosed with an ependymoma on February 28. The symptoms started a couple weeks after he was hit in the head with a baseball. Glenn and Elicia Rowell worried their son’s pain and overall lethargy had to do with the injury. At the hospital, they were preparing for a concussion or even... Full article