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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 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

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

Protons prove to be only hope for New York woman fighting late-effect cancer from photon radiation

Protons prove to be only hope for New York woman fighting late-effect cancer from photon radiation
2015 is a new year for Mary Lanuti. A new year to appreciate the blessings of good health, once again. For 13 years, Mary had lived cancer free, tending to the home and family she loves. But an occasional side effect of the conventional radiation used to successfully treat Mary’s rectal cancer back in 2000 finally caught up to her. And Mary was shocked to find she had cancer once again. “They said it was a... Full article

Proton clinicians are setting sights on Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas

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Lymphomas are the new targets for protons. Primarily preferred for treating solid mass tumors, protons are now being viewed as a prudent type of radiation for treating Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas. About 9,000 Americans are diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma every year. And more than 65,ooo Americans are diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma annually. According to Brad Hoppe, M.D., M.P.H, a radiation oncologist at... Full article

5-year-old channels superhero strength to fight cancer

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Logan Green adores Superman. He reads the comics. He wears the Superman emblem. He wants to fight bad guys when he grows up. Even his immobilization mask for proton therapy was emblazoned with the iconic “S.” For 5-year-old Logan, the Man of Steel was a comfort and an inspiration as he battled one of his biggest villains yet. Three Days to Live In June, Logan walked into his parent’s room in the middle of the... Full article

Two years after proton therapy, Christmas time enchants little girl

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[Editor’s Note: This is our third Christmas story in as many years featuring Georgia Halliwell-Paget, a little girl from Manila, the Philippines, who was treated with proton therapy in Korea.] It’s a few hours after school has let out in Shropshire County, England, and 5-year-old Georgia Halliwell-Paget is still dressed in her primary school uniform, a smart-looking, blue cardigan and white polo shirt. She’s... Full article