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WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 29

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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 people from all horizons and giving them back their life.     DESTINY’S CANCER IN REMISSION   8-year-old Destiny Dye, from the UK, was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma bone cancer last year, which only affects 30 people a year. Today, the youngster is in remission. After receiving chemotherapy, Destiny underwent an operation in November last year to remove a tumor from her head, described as incredibly rare. Then her family learned that she needed specialist proton beam therapy, not yet available in the UK. After spending two months receiving her treatment in the United States, tests revealed last June that the disease was gone.... Full article

WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 28

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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 gaining ground and saving more and more lives worldwide.   SISTER RAISES CASH TO SEND LITTLE BROTHER FOR PT 2-year-old Noah went to America for proton beam therapy after his 26-year-old sister Jade raised nearly £3,000 on a GoFundMe page to help fund the trip.     Noah was diagnosed with... Full article

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... 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 44

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Weekly Web Review – Week 43 Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment modality is achieving new milestones and helping more and more cancer patients fight against their disease. A mom’s struggle against cancer An Australian 31-year-old mother of four young children was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain cancer and told she had a chance of only... Full article

Weekly web review

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy :  this week, find out how this state-of-the-art cancer treatment helps saving young people facing the battle of their lives. 5-yearl-old saved by PT Young Logan Green of Arizona was given just days to live, but now looks forward to his first day of kindergarten. Last June, Logan was air-lifted to a hospital after he collapsed and was diagnosed with an aggressive... Full article

Work on 1,500-acre Oklahoma ranch never ends for prostate cancer survivor

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There’s always work to be done on the Lazy KT ranch in northwest Oklahoma. Tending to a herd of Black Angus beef cattle. Hauling hay. Cleaning out horse stalls. Repairing a fence line. It’s a life Michael Horntvedt just loves.   The 1,500-acre ranch has been in his wife Katie Blunk’s family for three generations. It’s located outside of Freedom, Oklahoma, population 289. Michael and Katie’s closest... Full article

WEB REVIEW : Young Kazakh girl needs proton therapy abroad

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Zlata Bruner, a 3-year-old girl from Pavlodar, Kazakhstan, has been diagnosed with a stage IV neuroblastoma that cannot be cured in her native country. Her parents have not given up and are trying to support her treatment in South Korea.   It all began last July, when Zlata’s knee started to ache. Her doctors said it was arthritis. The pain went on and off for a while, and in September, a bruise appeared... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Proton therapy for Hodgkin lymphoma

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Many patients with Hodgkin lymphoma suffer from late effects of radiation therapy and chemotherapy treatment, including the possible onset of breast cancer or heart disease. Early evidence suggests proton therapy offers safer long-term results. A study by the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute (UFPTI) shows that the use of proton therapy following chemotherapy in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma has a success... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Teen battling cancer inspires to raise £6,000 for charity

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The bravery shown by a Stourton teenager battling a rare form of cancer has inspired family and friends to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.   Imogen Westwood, 13, was recently diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a cancer that develops in the supporting tissues of the body. She has just finished her fourth chemotherapy session to target the tumor in her upper chest. Seeing the inspirational teen cope with... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Conch Republic’s Peter Anderson survives cancer

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After being diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer last October and given 3 months to live, Sir Peter Anderson, 67, rode in the front of the Conch Republic Independence celebration parade with his daughter and former wife. In 1990, Anderson was appointed Secretary General of the Conch Republic, the fake country created in 1982 by Key West leaders so they could “secede” from the United States. He took the humorous role... Full article