Archive for May 2017

Saluting Former Military Member Randy Smith

In honor of Memorial Day, we want to salute one of our former proton therapy patients and military member, Randy Smith. He served in the military for 21 years and retired in 2011 from the U.S. Air Force as a Special Operations Instructor Pilot. Although Randy had heard about others getting cancer, it was not…

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Pediatric Brain Cancer Survivor, Carson Hill

It was concerning for Carson Hill’s parents to see him vomiting after each meal. He began to lose weight and became more ill over a months’ time. After numerous tests and visits to the pediatrician and emergency room, 11-year-old Carson was diagnosed with brain cancer. Shortly after, Carson had to undergo two surgeries to help with…

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Breast Cancer Survivor, Clare Parker

In July 2016, 66-year-old Clare visited her doctor to complete her annual mammogram. This time the visit wasn’t so typical: doctors informed her she had stage 1 ductile carcinoma. With no family history of breast cancer, Clare was startled and scared to hear the diagnosis.   After performing a lumpectomy, her oncologist recommended proton therapy…

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