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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

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

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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

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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

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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

WEB REVIEW – A legacy of hope

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Beth was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor known as craniopharyngioma when she was a college sophomore. After six weeks of daily proton therapy, which lasted from one to two hours each, Beth’s tumor is now smaller. When Beth realized she was sick, doctors either didn’t believe her or couldn’t determine what was wrong. For several years, she kept a thick notebook of thoughts, online research and test results in an... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Proton Therapy : safest radiation treatment for pediatric tumors

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 due to the fact that there are only 12 proton therapy centers in the US. Combined, these centers treat approximately 10,000 patients a year, or less than 1% of all... Full article

Wisconsin family finds warmth in the Windy City

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Her son Hunter’s significant weight loss and debilitating headaches were signs of concern for Amy High. After numerous visits to emergency rooms and doctors’ offices, and an incorrect diagnosis of migraine headaches, an MRI revealed the cause of these troubling symptoms: medulloblastoma — a brain tumor — diagnosed in June 2013. Immediately after the diagnosis, 14-year-old Hunter was sent by ambulance to the... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Mom fights brain tumor for her family

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Catherline Ledlow, 33-year-old mom from Oklahoma, had just given birth to her second child when she found out she had a rare form of cancerous tumor growing on her brain : an oligoastrocytoma. Catherine wanted the best treatment possible to be able to live a full long life with her husband and children, and turned towards proton therapy. Doctors at Oklahoma City's ProCure Proton Therapy Center said the tumor is... 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