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WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 2

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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 young patients in their fight against cancer and giving hope to their families. COMING HOME AFTER CANCER TREATMENT IN THE US Logan Sellers, an 8-year-old boy from the UK who spent 2 months in Florida, USA with his dad and twin sister to get proton therapy for an aggressive tumor behind his right eye, is now coming home. After 2 months of treatment, Logan can finally come home now that he has “graduated” from the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute in Florida and rung the bells to celebrate the completion of his proton therapy treatment. It will be a further 6 to 8 weeks until his family finds out exactly what effect the treatment has had on his... Full article

WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 1

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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 young patients from all over the world fight against cancer and giving hope to their families. ALL SMILES AFTER US TREATMENT Edric Ho from Australia looks like a happy healthy 4-year-old with his beaming smile and cheeky personality, but back in 2014 when he was only 16 months old, he was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumor.  Back then, doctors told his parents that pioneering proton therapy in the US was his best hope of survival, but would cost $200,000. With no government assistance available, Edwin and Rochelle Ho remortgaged their home and borrowed from family and friends to travel with their sick son to Florida in May 2014. The... Full article

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Nurse’s devoted care to babies continued during proton therapy

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Grazyna Klim turns on relaxing music, dims lights in the hospital's intensive care nursery and steps close to one of the small radiant warmers. A neonatal nurse for 20 years, she reaches into a nest of blankets for the premature newborn girl with lines and wires attached to her. The preemie is not much bigger than a cell phone and so fragile that Grazyna is reminded of a tiny baby bird with no feathers. The nurse rocks... Full article

WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 47

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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 patients from all over the world in their fight against cancer. 29-YEAR-OLD BATTLES BRAIN TUMOR TO SING AGAIN Zachary Zortman, a 29-year-old man from York, loves to sing, from tunes created with his former bandmates to the best of Billy Joel. But a drastic life change took away his ability to... Full article

WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 46

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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 patients of all ages with different types of cancer go through treatment with hope for the future.  FOOTBALLER’S AUCTION TO HELP GIRL FIGHT CANCER A former football player from Watford FC, UK has auctioned off a prized football shirt to help 8-year-old Amy Barrett travel to America for... Full article

WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 45

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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 the lives of young cancer patients and giving hope to their families through gruelling treatments. CANCER TREATMENT CROWD-FUNDING FOR 9-YEAR-OLD Alex Goodwin, a 9-year-old cancer sufferer from the UK, has launched a bid to crowd-fund more than £120,000 for vital proton therapy treatment in... Full article