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WEB REVIEW – Toddler’s cancer spotted by chance

Zach =nicholls and his mother who spotted his cancer by chance
Three-year-old Zack Nicholls is fighting Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer which strikes less than 35 children in the UK every year. His disease was discovered by pure luck after he fell out of bed.   "Zack's journey started on September 6 last year when he fell out of bed," said his mom. "I checked him over and I found a big lump on his shoulder. Zack underwent a series of tests and on October 2 he had a central line put in and I was told he had Ewing's sarcoma of his scapula." Zach then went on to have chemotherapy treatment and had surgery in February to remove his shoulder blade and part of his collar bone. Unfortunately they only killed 75% of the tumor. The next recommended course of action was radiotherapy which they don't like to do in young children... Full article

Title: WEB REVIEW – “My breast cancer was close to my heart”

Web review - Breast cancer was close to my heart
On her daughter’s second birthday, Liz d’Amato, mom of three, received a life-changing phone call. Her doctor diagnosed her with breast cancer. Discover her inspiring story of courage, battle and survival. As a 47-year-old woman, mammograms were part of Liz’s regular health care regimen, and when she went to her doctor in September 2012, it was just for a routine check-up. However, a month later, her doctor asked... Full article

Home Away Boston offers oasis for families of children getting proton beam treatments

Home away Boston
All it took was one phone call. And Danielle Yumul had secured a furnished, two-bedroom apartment in Boston with a kitchen and laundry — rent-free. And a 10-minute shuttle ride to her youngest daughter’s proton beam treatments at Massachusetts General Hospital. “I could not believe it was this easy,” said Danielle, mother of two daughters who have endured serious health complications over the years. “In... Full article