My fight for the only right treatment – proton therapy in Prague! Samantha Williams, a 22-year-old student from Hitchin in Hertfordshire, was looking forward to completing her studies of animal science at Plymouth University. She loves her studies and wants to work in conservation. But cruel stroke of fate changed her plans completely. Strangely, her […]
“There was a good standard of care with excellent facilities throughout the treatment”
“I would recommend PTC to anyone that found themselves with the same diagnosis as I did. I have all the same bodily functions as I did before the treatment, which was certainly not the case with what was offered by the NHS”
“I would recommend PTC, and have done many times to many men. It is the only way forward in today’s world, the other methods are prehistoric”
A drug that could prolong the lives of many men with aggressive prostate cancer has now been fast-tracked by the NHS. Docetaxel was previously under guidelines that stated; a man wouldn’t be able to receive this chemotherapy drug until hormone therapy had stopped working, these guidelines have since been scrapped. The NHS confirmed that the […]
In 2012 over 338,000 people were diagnosed with cancer in the UK, with over 161,000 of those diagnosed dying as a result of the cancer. The number of people diagnosed each year increases, however due to technological and medical advances, cancer is becoming easier to catch early and treat. Breast, lung, prostate and bowel cancer […]
The new centre is set to begin its build today in Newport, with the aim of opening to UK patients by the end of the year. The NHS currently sends some patients abroad to receive proton therapy at an expense. The criteria to send a patient abroad is incredibly strict, meaning many patients miss out […]
Proton therapy is an effective, technologically advanced and gentle cancer treatment that is unavailable in the UK. However, proton therapy has been available abroad for many years. In 2014, British child Ashya King made world news when his parents were arrested in Spain after taking him from a British hospital because they wanted him to […]
The UK’s leading cause of death from disease for young people is cancer. Each day seven people between the ages of 13-24 will be diagnosed with cancer and this number is slowly on the rise. When you think cancer, you rarely associate it with young people. Part of the reason for this is because adults […]
As young Ashya King heads back to school, his parents continue to defend their decision to take him abroad for cancer treatment. Ashya’s father Brett King said the young boy is now ‘doing very well’ in his recovery, after he had proton beam therapy for a rare condition. King describes his son’s recovery as a […]
I felt my world turn upside down when the doctor told my husband he had prostate cancer. We didn’t have any further details and we were told the good news that this cancer put us straight onto the ‘Gateway’, so we had nothing to worry about getting it sorted. But we did! The waiting! We […]
The symptoms of prostate cancer for me were non-existent, the only indication I had was an elevated PSA level. Once I received the diagnosis of prostate cancer I was concerned and wanted to know how serious it was, I wanted to learn more about it and all the possible treatments. The impact the diagnosis had […]
I had no symptoms for prostate cancer but I was sent for a routine blood test which showed an elevated PSA reading and a biopsy followed. The diagnosis was a total shock to say the least! I felt anxious and stressed and my wife also became very anxious and stressed. I felt that the options […]
Who’s at risk? Any man can develop prostate cancer and in recent years there’s been an increase of men diagnosed worldwide. The survival rate for prostate cancer is also increasing; this could be due to more testing and awareness of the disease. Unfortunately with prostate cancer, there hasn’t been much research to support any preventative […]
It’s the hairiest time of year again where we grow and groom our beards to raise money for men’s health. The Movember campaign started in 2003 and has since gone on to raise £400million to fund projects world-wide, focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and physical inactivity among men. Although this campaign allows people to have […]
Tom’s treatment was a combination of hormone therapy as well as Proton Therapy. His original PSA score was 173 and it is now down to one. Watch him tell his incredible story.
Find out about the 55th Annual Conference of the Particle Therapy Co-operative Group taking place May 22-28, 2016 in Prague.
According to a survey done by Prostate Cancer U.K over 70% of men aged 45 and over knew nothing about their prostate or the symptoms of prostate cancer. Over 40,000 men in the U.K. are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year Prostate cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the U.K, […]
When my husband received the diagnosis of prostate cancer, I realised that women are the victims as well.
I came across proton therapy online and it indicated that the side-effects would be greatly reduced so I decided to go ahead with it.
I turned down NHS treatment as I became worried about the side-effects of standard radiotherapy which is why proton therapy appealed to me. With the lack of side-effects I believed it was a better treatment for me.
I would recommend Proton therapy to anyone that found themselves with the same diagnosis; I have all the same bodily functions as I did before the treatment, which would not be the case with what was offered by the NHS.
I would 100% recommend proton therapy; it’s up to date with much less risk of damage to other organs and it has left me feeling optimistic about my future.
The best part of all the treatment was NO SIDE EFFECTS! My health now is excellent and in some cases it’s better than it was before. I can wake up in the morning confident and relaxed about my future, most of all my family is happy again. I can’t praise proton therapy enough and would highly recommend it.
I heard about proton therapy from a letter in the national press from a patient, I noticed immediately the reduced risk of side-effects and the shorter treatment time. I had 21 fractions of treatment but was also on hormones, the hormones gave me hot flushes but apart from that, no other side-effects especially from the proton therapy itself.