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WEB REVIEW – A legacy of hope

Beth proton therapy treatment
Beth was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor known as craniopharyngioma when she was a college sophomore. After six weeks of daily proton therapy, which lasted from one to two hours each, Beth’s tumor is now smaller. When Beth realized she was sick, doctors either didn’t believe her or couldn’t determine what was wrong. For several years, she kept a thick notebook of thoughts, online research and test results in an effort to solve the mystery of her symptoms. With her parents’ support, she pushed a California specialist for an MRI. The brain scan showed what Beth had always suspected, a brain tumor. Beth immediately started researching the best place for her treatment. Her search led her to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which offered her a treatment plan that... Full article