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WEB REVIEW – Rising preference for non-surgical treatment

According to a new report by Global Industry Analysts, cancer patient show a rising preference for radiation therapy over surgical treatment options. Radiation therapy involves the use of high-energy radioactive particles or electromagnetic waves to destroy cancer cells, shrink tumors and repair physiological abnormalities. The growth in the radiation therapy equipment market is primarily driven by rising incidence of cancer (due to aging population, lifestyle changes, dietary habits, and high smoking rates), but is also fueled by technological improvements in molecular and... 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 – “Proton Therapy in Prague was the number one choice for me“

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Benedek is a 39 year old from Belgium. At the end of 2013, Benedek underwent chemotherapy in order to treat a spinal cord tumour. Unfortunately this was not very effective and so he had to decide upon subsequent treatments. His Czech wife discovered the Proton Centre in Prague.   “Together with my doctors, we came to the conclusion that proton therapy was the only reasonable treatment since the tumour is... Full article

WEB REVIEW – 9-year-old fighting brain cancer

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Cameron Rowell is taking on his biggest opponent yet, brain cancer. The 9-year-old who plays football, baseball and basketball was diagnosed with an ependymoma on February 28. The symptoms started a couple weeks after he was hit in the head with a baseball. Glenn and Elicia Rowell worried their son’s pain and overall lethargy had to do with the injury. At the hospital, they were preparing for a concussion or even... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Lung cancer survivor

Suzan proton therapy treatment
A year ago, doctors told Suzan Shughart she had lung cancer and had only 18-24 months to live. But this month, she had an extra reason to celebrate her 60th birthday, as it was also her last day of lung cancer proton therapy treatment at MD Anderson. When Suzan first received her cancer diagnosis, her doctors were stumped: the test results showed both large and small cell lung cancer, not in her lung but in her chest.... Full article

A mom needs life-changing cancer treatment

A major fundraising event will take place on February 22nd to help a mom with cancer get state-of-the-art proton therapy cancer treatment. Lian Gittus, 33 years old, is a police community support officer from Wales. She’s currently on sick leave because she has an extremely rare form of cancer on her spine, called Ewing's Sarcoma. Her family, friends and colleagues are trying to help her and have organized a fundraiser in case she fails to be granted proton therapy in America on the NHS, as paying for it privately will cost around £140,000. A colleague of hers said: « Lian has... Full article