Survivor Spotlight: Brandon Bell

Brandon Bell was 12 years old in 2010 when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. At the time, his mother Sarah was studying to be a radiation therapist and knew about the benefits of proton therapy. She chose to have Brandon treated with proton therapy at UF Health Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville, even though it meant being away from their home in Scotland. “I wanted him to have the best outcome and the best chance to survive and for the tumor to be destroyed,” Sarah said. Now, nearly seven years later, Brandon has no sign of cancer and studies electrical engineering in a Glasgow college. He considers Jacksonville his second home and his family says he’s even picked up a bit of an American accent.

See more of Brandon’s story here.

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The Precision Newsletter is an electronic-only publication that is distributed by email. Each issue is sent monthly to patients, alumni patients and friends of the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute. As the official newsletter of the Institute, the content is compiled and prepared by our communications representative and approved by the editor Stuart Klein, executive director of UF Health Proton Therapy Institute. Special bulletin newsletters may occasionally be prepared when timely topics and new developments in proton therapy occur. If you would like to send a Letter to the Editor, please click here.

 

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