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WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 38

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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 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

Weekly Web Review – Week 43

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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 achieving new milestones and helping more and more cancer patients fight against their disease.   A mom’s struggle against cancer An Australian 31-year-old mother of four young children was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain cancer and told she had a chance of only two years left to... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 42

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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 improving cancer care and offering a better quality of life during and after treatment.   Scott fighting cancer with proton therapy   Steve Scott, 58, former Olympian and American record holder in the mile, thought he was done when his doctors diagnosed him with prostate cancer. Then he... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 41

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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 giving hope and saving more and more families from harm. Matt jets off to the US for proton therapy Young dad Matt Rackley has flown to Oklahoma just five months after a campaign was launched to raise £150,000 to pay for pioneering treatment that could save his life. Matt, 24,  was diagnosed with... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 40

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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 helping more and more people and is improving cancer outcomes.   5-year-old all clear from cancer Harvey Thompson, a five-year-old boy from York, UK went to the United States for pioneering cancer treatment and is now clear of the his brain tumor. Harvey was found to have a tumor the size of... Full article

Weekly web review

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy :  this week, find out how this state-of-the-art cancer treatment helps saving young people facing the battle of their lives. 5-yearl-old saved by PT Young Logan Green of Arizona was given just days to live, but now looks forward to his first day of kindergarten. Last June, Logan was air-lifted to a hospital after he collapsed and was diagnosed with an aggressive... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Ruby Hodgson’s parents face devastating news

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Brave 4-year-old Ruby Hodgson will need surgery again, after her tumor returned for the third time. After being first diagnosed in 2011 at just 22 months old, Ruby has already battled back from numerous operations, intensive chemotherapy, a stomach bug infection that left her life hanging in a balance, and a course of pioneering proton therapy in Florida, America in 2013. Ruby had three MRI scans since returning... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Teen hopeful thanks to proton therapy

Natalie Wright, 17, of Provo, Utah is hopeful the completion of proton therapy she received at a San Diego hospital will curb the growth of her tumor
Natalie Wright, 17, of Provo, Utah is hopeful the completion of proton therapy she received at a San Diego hospital will curb the growth of her tumor. Natalie was the first teen to finish the treatment at the hospital. When Natalie was 2, a walnut-sized tumor was found above her brain stem after her parents noticed she was drooling a lot and had trouble swallowing. A few days later, doctors removed most of the tumor but... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Raising awareness of melanoma

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A woman with melanoma is sharing her story in hopes of raising awareness about her disease, one of the most serious forms of skin cancer, affecting young adults. "I assumed it was so easy to take care of", Tara Miller told herself when she discovered a bump behind her ear. But it was something much more serious than the 29-year-old would have ever imagined. The stage IV melanoma diagnosis was a shock, as Tara had always... Full article

WEB REVIEW – PT center in the UK

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The plans for a new £125m cutting-edge proton therapy center at The Christie Hospital in Manchester, UK have been unveiled. It will be the first of the country, and is expected to open in 2018. Currently,  anyone seeking proton therapy on the NHS has to travel abroad to access it. The therapy is designed to limit side effects on patients, particularly children. It is hoped the center will allow more people than ever... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Proton therapy hospital in Mumbaï, India

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Treatment for cancer in women and children is set to take a big leap in about two and a half years in Mumbaï, as the city is getting a world-class hospital, the first of the country to offer proton beam therapy.   HLL Lifecare Ltd. (HLL), a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has teamed up with the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) for constructing the hospital. The parties... Full article