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WEB REVIEW – Toddler’s cancer spotted by chance

Zach =nicholls and his mother who spotted his cancer by chance
Three-year-old Zack Nicholls is fighting Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer which strikes less than 35 children in the UK every year. His disease was discovered by pure luck after he fell out of bed.   "Zack's journey started on September 6 last year when he fell out of bed," said his mom. "I checked him over and I found a big lump on his shoulder. Zack underwent a series of tests and on October 2 he had a central line put in and I was told he had Ewing's sarcoma of his scapula." Zach then went on to have chemotherapy treatment and had surgery in February to remove his shoulder blade and part of his collar bone. Unfortunately they only killed 75% of the tumor. The next recommended course of action was radiotherapy which they don't like to do in young children... Full article

Protons delivered for retired mail carrier

Ric Donnici is able to ride his motorbike after proton therapy treatment
Early in his 37 years as a postal carrier, Ric Donnici walked a 15-mile route. Every day. It was a tough slog during the hot, humid summers of Missouri. And in blowing winter snows. But no mail route was as long as the steps Ric took for his first proton treatment in September 2013. “I walked in there with my head down and with a deer-in-the-headlights look on my face,” Ric recalled. He knew protons were the right... Full article