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Web review – 5 year old happy to go back to school

Proton therapy Rebecca Todd
The parents of Katie Dodd, 5 years old and diagnosed with cancer just one year ago, are happy and proud to see their little girl going back to school to begin a new term. Last September, doctors discovered a tumor pressing on Katie’s spinal chord. She could not move her legs anymore. They told her parents that she would need the most advanced form of radiotherapy: proton beam therapy. Since then, the little girl has completed 14 cycles of chemotherapy and travelled to the US for her state-of-the-art treatment, which is not yet available in the UK. She’s been gradually building the strength back up in her legs in a bid to learn to walk again, despite her aggressive treatment. She has now been able to join her big brother and go back to Highfield Primary School, Farnworth, to... Full article

Cancer girl home safe and well from Proton Therapy treatment in the US

A schoolgirl diagnosed with a rare form of cancer is just days away from hopefully being given the all-clear after receiving revolutionary proton therapy treatment in the US. Niamh Yates was diagnosed with an undifferentiated sarcoma on the base of her spine earlier this year, and the extremely rare form of cancer caused the brave youngster severe back pain and mobility problems. Niamh, who attends Ross High School, had to endure seven hours of surgery to prevent permanent paralysis, gruelling physiotherapy and six cycles of chemotherapy as she battled the killer disease. The... Full article