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Little girl brightens Christmas for family and schoolmates three years after proton treatments

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[Editor’s Note: This is the fourth Christmas in as many years we have written about Georgia Halliwell-Paget, a 6-year-old girl now living in the U.K. She received proton beam treatments during Christmas 2012.]   An enormous stuffed snow leopard, a gift from Father Christmas last year, reclines nobly at the foot of Georgia Halliwell-Paget’s bed. The cuddly beast is one of many protectors of the slight 6-year-old girl with the buoyant smile, who is reveling in her cancer-free life in Britain’s Shropshire County. This Christmas, Georgia is wishing for a stuffed giraffe she spied at the local department store. Not surprisingly, it’s as colossal as the snow leopard and, if Father Christmas is so inclined, will tower over Georgia’s tiny frame. But Georgia finds... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 46

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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 children all over the world fight against aggressive cancer.   Help 10-year-old get cancer treatment in America   Mikey Wells, 10, has been fighting a brain tumor for nearly three years. His family is hoping to raise £10,000 so they can be with him when he goes to America for... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 45

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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 more and more families win cancer over.   Charlotte is back home after PT abroad Charlotte Watson, a 4-year-old girl from Stanley, UK is back home from seven weeks of pioneering cancer treatment in America funded by the NHS. After she was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in her right... 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 – Week 41

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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 saving more and more families from harm. Matt jets off to the US for proton therapy Young dad Matt Rackley has flown to Oklahoma just five months after a campaign was launched to raise £150,000 to pay for pioneering treatment that could save his life. Matt, 24,  was diagnosed with... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 40

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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 more and more people and is improving cancer outcomes.   5-year-old all clear from cancer Harvey Thompson, a five-year-old boy from York, UK went to the United States for pioneering cancer treatment and is now clear of the his brain tumor. Harvey was found to have a tumor the size of... 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

WEB REVIEW – Ruby Hodgson’s parents face devastating news

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Brave 4-year-old Ruby Hodgson will need surgery again, after her tumor returned for the third time. After being first diagnosed in 2011 at just 22 months old, Ruby has already battled back from numerous operations, intensive chemotherapy, a stomach bug infection that left her life hanging in a balance, and a course of pioneering proton therapy in Florida, America in 2013. Ruby had three MRI scans since returning... Full article

WEB REVIEW – PT center in the UK

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The plans for a new £125m cutting-edge proton therapy center at The Christie Hospital in Manchester, UK have been unveiled. It will be the first of the country, and is expected to open in 2018. Currently,  anyone seeking proton therapy on the NHS has to travel abroad to access it. The therapy is designed to limit side effects on patients, particularly children. It is hoped the center will allow more people than ever... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Raising £40k for little boy’s US proton treatment

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Jayden Nicol, a brave British six-year-old, has flown to the US to fight his cancer and undergo potentially life-saving proton therapy treatment after his family rallied to raise £40,000 in just three weeks. Jayden was first seen by doctors when his family took him to St John’s Hospital in Livingston after he was sick every morning for weeks. An MRI scan revealed a massive tumor on his brain stem. He was diagnosed... Full article

WEB REVIEW – 6-year-old bravely battling brain cancer

Kailyn is fighting ependymoma, a rare form of brain cancer
Kailyn Hewitt is much like any other 6-year-old girl who likes swimming, coloring and playing dress up, except she has already endured 3 brain surgeries and many other setbacks from her rare form of cancer.   On August 23rd last year, the little girl was diagnosed with anaplastic ependymoma, a rapidly growing type of brain cancer, found near her cerebellum and brain stem. Approximately 200 similar cases are... Full article