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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 giving hope and helping young people make new life projects.   EXAMS SUCCESS FOR TUMOR SURVIVOR 16-year-old Ben Anderson, who did his exams revision while being treated by proton therapy in the U.S. for a brain tumor, is now celebrating after getting the GCSE (general certificate of secondary education) he feared he would never achieve. Before his diagnosis in August 2013, Ben had been sick every morning for several years, and had suffered from many headaches, which doctors just assumed to be migraines. It was only after a chance visit to an optician that he was referred for an MRI scan. Although not cancerous, the location of his tumor in the brain stem... Full article

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

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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 – 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 – Breast Cancer Patient Finds A New Way To Fight

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Anastasia Berkheimer, a San Diego woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time found a new way of fighting the disease. So far, so good : she is now cancer free. Anastasia beat cancer the first time with radiation, but it was painful. She went to her doctor, who told her she got second to third degree burns during her treatment. "I thought I was fine but then one test turned out to be not good." It... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Battling breast cancer with protons

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A 71-year-old Califorian is the first breast cancer patient to receive treatment with proton therapy at the recently opened Scripps Proton Therapy Center, which is one of the 15 operational proton centers in the USA. Anastasia C. Berkheimer chose to have proton radiation because of its precision compared to traditional X-rays. A report published in 2013 in the New England Journal of Medicine found that women who... 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 –Young girl with cancer brighteningother patients’ days

Mia proton therapy fight
Five days a week, for several hours each time, 7-year-old Mia Spargo of Lake Jackson, Texas comes to get specialized proton therapy treatment at the Texas Medical Center. With her mother by herside, she's battling a rare form of brain cancer. Mia is very sweet, with a laugh and smile that will warm your heart. And she is also a wonderful little girl who tries to brighten the days of other young cancer patients... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Raising funds to honor their son

Stollery music program for Proton Therapy
To honor their son who died with cancer after many treatments, including proton therapy, a couple decided to raise funds to start a music therapy program at Stollery Children's Hospital. In 2011, Aidan Barnes was diagnosed with undifferentiated sarcoma on the back of his skull. When he stopped responding to chemotherapy, he was referred to the Massachusetts General Hospital for proton radiation therapy, as it was... Full article

WEB REVIEW – « I Had Cancer »

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I Had Cancer is a cancer support community that empowers people to take control of their life before, during and after cancer. Peer-to-peer support is crucial because it allows to share firsthand experiences about treatment, side effects, long term effects and more. Cancer can be isolating and scary, but I Had Cancer helps anyone who has been affected by cancer find real support and real answers from those who have been... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Proton Therapy for prostate cancer at Loma Linda

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More men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year than any other cancer. It is slow growing, but left untreated, it can be a killer. Revolutionary treatment options just minutes from the Valley are allowing men with prostate cancer for a much better life. "It was actually a fantastic adventure," said Hilton Cranston-Whittaker about his battle with cancer. "I had high blood pressure at the time, but it never... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Brave 5-year-old fighting rhabdomyosarcoma

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Sam Santhuff, 5 years old, went to pick blackberries with his twin sister Ava and his dad Matt on August 1. Somehow, Sam got over 100 seed ticks bite, and his parents, fearing Lyme disease, took him to the doctor. When applying lotion on her son’s bites, his mom Cassie noticed a bump in his nose and took him to an ENT doctor. After several biopsies and as many doctors, on Aug. 26, Sam was diagnosed with... Full article