Schoolboy with rare brain cancer among first to have NHS proton beam therapy in UK

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Post by phildidge on Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:37 am

A 15-year-old boy has spoken of his excitement at being among the first to have NHS proton beam therapy in the UK.

Mason Kettley, who suffers from a rare brain tumour, began treatment on Tuesday - five years after the parents of Ashya King sparked an international manhunt when they took him abroad in search of treatment.

Until last month, NHS patients were sent as far away as the US for treatment, if specialist doctors said it was required.

Now the Christie Hospital in Manchester has begun offering the highly targeted treatment, with Mason the fourth case to undergo it, and the first to speak publicly about it.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/23/schoolboy-rare-brain-cancer-among-first-have-nhs-proton-beam/

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