Tag : proton therapy treatment



Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment modality is giving hope and helping young people make new life projects.   EXAMS SUCCESS FOR TUMOR SURVIVOR 16-year-old Ben Anderson, who did his exams revision while being treated by proton therapy in the U.S. for a brain tumor, is now celebrating after getting the GCSE (general certificate of secondary education) he feared he would never achieve. Before his diagnosis in August 2013, Ben had been sick every morning for several years, and had suffered from many headaches, which doctors just assumed to be migraines. It was only after a chance visit to an optician that he was referred for an MRI scan. Although not cancerous, the location of his tumor in the brain stem... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Family stage show for girl battling rare cancer

The family and friends of three-year-old Sienna Riley are putting on a concert to raise money to get her vital treatment and help her fight a rare form of cancer.   At only 20 months old, Sienna was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer that attacks nerve cells. The survival rate in children less than a year old with Neuroblastoma stage 4 cancer ranges between 50% to 80%, which... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Brave Chloe starts her treatment in the US

Chloe will spend 3 months in Florida undergoing treatment
Seven-year-old Chloe Moss has started specialized treatment in the US after a tumor the size of half a house brick was removed from her brain.  Chloe was just three when she had the tumor removed. She then had 15 months of intensive chemotherapy but doctors found two smaller tumors in August. Chloe’s dad said: “The news that Chloe had to have the proton therapy treatment came as a complete shock. The doctors told us... 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

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... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Adrian, 12, launches £10k appeal for PT in the US

Adrian Secareanu and his parents with members from Kids'n'Cancer
Adrian Secareanu, 12 years old, has been diagnosed with mucoepidermoid carcinoma, a tumor located in his neck and jaw. He needs to raise £10,000 to support treatment for a rare form of cancer in the US. Following several operations to remove the tumor, Adrian is due to travel to Florida for proton therapy to stop it returning in a more aggressive form. He is expected to spend at least three months in the US. He will... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Fundraiser for little boy with brain tumor

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Newport restaurant Zeiderelli’s Pizza remained open on April 20th to help a young boy in need : the money raised will be used specifically in support of Heath Dodson, a 2-year-old boy suffering with a brain tumor.   Heath's condition was first discovered when he went to a pediatrician because he was having balance difficulties. He was diagnosed on February 24 with an ependymoma, a cancerous tumor wrapped... Full article

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... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Raising funds to honor their son

Stollery music program for Proton Therapy
To honor their son who died with cancer after many treatments, including proton therapy, a couple decided to raise funds to start a music therapy program at Stollery Children's Hospital. In 2011, Aidan Barnes was diagnosed with undifferentiated sarcoma on the back of his skull. When he stopped responding to chemotherapy, he was referred to the Massachusetts General Hospital for proton radiation therapy, as it was... Full article

WEB REVIEW – « I Had Cancer »

I had cancer community support
I Had Cancer is a cancer support community that empowers people to take control of their life before, during and after cancer. Peer-to-peer support is crucial because it allows to share firsthand experiences about treatment, side effects, long term effects and more. Cancer can be isolating and scary, but I Had Cancer helps anyone who has been affected by cancer find real support and real answers from those who have been... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Proton Therapy for prostate cancer at Loma Linda

Loma Linda Proton Therapy Center
More men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year than any other cancer. It is slow growing, but left untreated, it can be a killer. Revolutionary treatment options just minutes from the Valley are allowing men with prostate cancer for a much better life. "It was actually a fantastic adventure," said Hilton Cranston-Whittaker about his battle with cancer. "I had high blood pressure at the time, but it never... Full article
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