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Little girl brightens Christmas for family and schoolmates three years after proton treatments

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[Editor’s Note: This is the fourth Christmas in as many years we have written about Georgia Halliwell-Paget, a 6-year-old girl now living in the U.K. She received proton beam treatments during Christmas 2012.]   An enormous stuffed snow leopard, a gift from Father Christmas last year, reclines nobly at the foot of Georgia Halliwell-Paget’s bed. The cuddly beast is one of many protectors of the slight 6-year-old girl with the buoyant smile, who is reveling in her cancer-free life in Britain’s Shropshire County. This Christmas, Georgia is wishing for a stuffed giraffe she spied at the local department store. Not surprisingly, it’s as colossal as the snow leopard and, if Father Christmas is so inclined, will tower over Georgia’s tiny frame. But Georgia finds... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 17

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment is helping children and teenagers fight against cancer, and raising awareness and generosity in families, friends and even total strangers.  Severely-ill toddler on the road to recovery after PT   2-year-old Freya Bevan, who was diagnosed with a Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET) in her brain last... Full article

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... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 14

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment is helping kids from all over the world making plans for the future.   Grad student with cancer takes problem-solving approach Graduate student Steven Keating has taken a problem-solving approach to his astrocytoma brain tumor. In the picture, he is holding a printed-3D copy of his tumor, which he printed... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 12

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment is helping to take care of more and more children with life-threatening diseases and giving hope to many families from around the world.   Brave 9-year-old facing new cancer fight   Brave Alex Novakovic, a 9-year-old boy who received life saving cancer treatment, is facing a second fight against the... Full article

Moving on from prostate cancer

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After Ben Smith was “fired” by his urologist 10 years ago for declining to undergo a radical prostatectomy to treat his prostate cancer, Smith fired up his computer and got to work. “I started doing Internet research and looking at every available therapy at the time, even cryotherapy,” the 62-year-old Cocoa Beach, Florida, resident says. “All of the treatments had pretty good efficacy. But then, they would... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 11

Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment is improving life and giving hope for a better future to many patients all around the world.   Toddler fighting rare form of cancer 18-month-old Isla-Grace from Leeds, UK is taking her fight with a rare form of cancer. She was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in September, after her parents noticed a swelling on the side of her neck.    This type of cancer is rather rare and impacts less than 30 people in the UK every year. Since her diagnosis,... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 10

Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment is saving lives around the world and giving hope to young people facing their disease.     Back home after 10 weeks of PT in the US                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 9

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment is giving hope to young people and raising awareness and generosity all around the world.       2-year-old jetting to America for treatment     February 25th, 2015 – Today, two-year-old Freya Bevan has jetted off with her family to America to get life-saving proton therapy cancer... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 8

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment is helping people fight their disease all over the world.     Support Dawn’s cancer fighting campaign Dawn Bailey was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer last year. She is only 43 and has no family history of breast cancer. She needs to raise money to pay for PT treatment. “At first, it was... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 7

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment is helping youngsters fight against their deadly disease all over the world.   Little Star award for brave Adele   A brave toddler from Evesham, UK has been honored with a Cancer Research UK Little Star award after she received life-saving treatment in America. Adele Cooper has been chosen for... Full article