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Kids were huge motivator for teacher, young mother during cancer treatments

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Julia Rosenberger has always been a teacher of some sort or another. As a swim teacher, a gymnastics coach and even as a teenage babysitter, she worked with young kids and had a passion for helping them learn.Inspired by her father, a career teacher and administrator, and by the excellent teachers she had in elementary school and high school, the 34-year-old resident of Holland, Pennsylvania, now teaches second grade.“Being in a classroom and seeing kids make those gains and learn something new — it’s awesome to be part of that,” she says. “Especially in the younger grades. They love being in school, they love their teacher, they learn so much. To be able to give them that gift is really cool. ”When Julia was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer last year, she... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 6

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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 adding years to life and improving quality of life all over the world, at any age. Help take 3-year-old Pippa for life-saving treatment in the US Emily Robinson from Southport, UK, is urging people to support a fundraising drive to take Pippa Belle Cole, her 3-year-old niece for urgent treatment in the... Full article

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... Full article

WEB REVIEW – U.K. girl with cancer seeks treatment in the US

Bethany, 2 year old, fighting against cancer with her family
A family from England traveled more than 4,500 miles to Oklahoma City to get proton therapy treatment and save their 2-year-old daughter from a growing tumor.   Bethany Barsby is fighting a rare form of cancer that developed in her muscle cheek called rhabdomyosarcoma. Only 350 cases are discovered in the United States every year and that number is even smaller in the U.K. “We thought what the hospital... 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

Prostate cancer and protons forge lasting brotherhood

Bill Friedlander, a prostate cancer survivor and former proton therapy patient.
Proton therapy advocate Bob Marckini calls it the “Brotherhood of the Balloon.” It’s the lasting bond of fellowship forged among men who, day after day, come to know one another as they wait their turn to have their prostate cancer zapped by protons. Wisconsin resident Bill Friedlander found the camaraderie among prostate cancer patients one of the most rewarding aspects of his proton treatments earlier this year... Full article

Friend’s regret about prostate surgery moves Wisconsin man to protons

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You could say it was a good friend’s buyer’s remorse that prompted Bill Friedlander to change the course of his cancer care. Diagnosed with prostate cancer in early 2013, the retired organic chemist was all set to begin photon radiation treatments. “I had the appointments and they gave me the Lupron,” he said. Lupron is taken to stop testosterone production in preparation for prostate cancer radiation... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Fund for little girl battling cancer

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Maddie Hems was just eight years old when she was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in April last year. Her family has launched Maddie’s Fighting Fund to raise money to help her battle this rare form of bone cancer. Maddie had been suffering from pain down her left arm when doctors discovered an inoperable fist-sized tumor underneath her collarbone. Her dad said : “When we got confirmation from the doctor, I knew it... Full article

WEB REVIEW – 150th prostate cancer patient at Procure Proton Therapy Center in New Jersey

Procure Proton Therapy Center New Jersey
The ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Somerset, New Jersey announced that 150 prostate cancer patients have successfully completed their proton therapy treatment. Since Procure opened the New Jersey facility in March 2012, physicians have noted that a majority of prostate patients have learned about proton therapy through family, friends and independent research rather than via their primary physicians and urologists.... Full article

Web review – Harvey stays positive thanks to proton therapy

Harvey Rector, 71-year-old former Springfield police officer, has completed his proton therapy treatment this summer. And to look on his smiling face today, one would never think he once was wrecked by pain caused by a cancerous growth on his tailbone. First, doctors told him he would have to have the tailbone cut off and undergo radiation, and that he could be paralyzed from the waist down. But fortunately, an oncologist at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis directed him to ProCure, a health care company that provides cancer treatment through the use of proton therapy. “They told... Full article

From Cars to Proton Therapy

Steve Geary,Senior Machinist Machine Shop at CDH Proton Center, a ProCure Center , holds a brass aperture (left) and a range compensator (right). Each Proton Therapy patient receives a unique set for treatment.
Two years ago as Steve Geary traveled the freshly painted hallways of ProCure’s suburban Chicago proton center, interviewing for a Senior Machinist position, he knew he had finally found the place where his 35 years of auto industry experience would be put to good use. “After years of searching for the right opportunity, ProCure was the only place I could see myself working,” said Geary. “I knew this was the... Full article