UCLA NEUROLOGY SITE: Tumors of the pineal region account for just 0.5 percent to 1.6 percent of human brain tumors. Several different types of tumors that arise in the area of the pineal gland, requiring different treatments. The exact diagnosis is critical for choosing the correct therapy.
#Therapy #NHS Proton beam therapy offers potential to treat childhood brain cancer with fewer severe side effects than ... At the time, proton beam therapy was not available on the UK National Health Service (NHS), although the NHS later agreed to fund his treatment. Two UK centres for proton beam therapy are currently being planned (Manchester and London) which are due ... http://www.newshour.com.bd/2016/02/04/proton-beam-therapy-offers-potential-to-treat-childhood-brain-c
Caroline Hogue, an esophageal cancer survivor treated at the Roberts Proton Therapy Center, discusses her experience with proton therapy. "The treatment itself takes about 15 minutes and it's painless," said Caroline. "I did not have any real side effects whatsoever." "I am convinced that I wouldn't be here talking to you if I hadn't had the care that I had at Penn, said Caroline." "So I am a happy camper."
My Mom describing her diagnosis of Colon Cancer 5 years ago. She has since relapsed with metastatic disease to the lungs and remains on chemo bi-weekly. My Mom is still very much a SURVIVOR, 7 YEARS AND COUNTING!!!
In the fall of 2008, Danion Jones was diagnosed with a large craniopharyngioma. Sadly, he passed away in Dec 2011: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/10/farewell-to-a-boy-who-sang-at-the-apollo . Watch him performed at the Apollo Theater (NY) (April 2011): http://www.nytimes.com/video/2011/04/14/nyregion/100000000774977/beating-cancer-then-live-at-the-apollo.html
As a brain tumor survivor (pituitary tumor), Tes Scanlon is working with the Johns Hopkins Pituitary Center to raise awareness and funds for pituitary tumor research. Her website, BecomeYourOwnHealthcareAdvocate.com, provides basic information to educate the public on the importance of becoming pro-active when it comes to medical care. Tes was crowned Mrs. Maryland 2012 14 months after her brain tumor diagnosis. Here also: http://www.areyouoneinfive.org/
Dennis Dobie, a renal cancer survivor treated at the Roberts Proton Therapy Center, discusses his experience with proton therapy. Dennis Dobie tells the story of his experience with renal cancer. Dennis was diagnosed with renal cancer at a local hospital. After four weeks of diagnostic tests, he was told that surgery for his cancer was too difficult. He was referred to Penn Medicine. The multidisciplinary team at Penn reviewed Dennis' case and recommended proton therapy.