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Weekly Web Review – Week 44

Mel Quinn Fundraiser Bowls Day will be held on Friday, November 21
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 two years left to live. Melissa Quinn was diagnosed in June this year with cancer in her brain and in the soft tissue under the birthmark on her left leg. "I had cancer two-and-a- half years ago in the uterus, so it wasn't a huge surprise that it's come back, but I am still overwhelmed and scared," she said. The Australian Medical Board is covering 90% of the costs... Full article

Proton beams are just the catch for fisherman fighting prostate cancer

65-year-old Doug Neal on his boat
  This month, 65-year-old Doug Neal will be setting out with his commercial fishing partner for the blue waters of the Gulf of Alaska to catch black cod. The same as he’s done nearly every May since he was 14.   “Between the two of us, we’ll catch 55,000 pounds,” Doug said. “My buddy’s already made one trip. I imagine we can get our quotas in one more trip out there.”   Doug is... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Lung cancer survivor

Suzan proton therapy treatment
A year ago, doctors told Suzan Shughart she had lung cancer and had only 18-24 months to live. But this month, she had an extra reason to celebrate her 60th birthday, as it was also her last day of lung cancer proton therapy treatment at MD Anderson. When Suzan first received her cancer diagnosis, her doctors were stumped: the test results showed both large and small cell lung cancer, not in her lung but in her chest.... Full article