First Pediatric Patient Completes Treatment


We are blessed to have celebrated many milestones here at Provision Center for Proton Therapy.  Just before Thanksgiving, our first pediatric patient graduated from treatment.

Here’s an excerpt from The News Sentinel article by Carly Harrington:

Dressed in a suit, 9-year-old Holden Doebler-Cortes walked out from his last cancer treatment on Wednesday and rang the “victory bell.”

Holden, diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2012, is the first pediatric patient to receive and complete proton therapy treatment at the Provision Center for Proton Therapy in the Dowell Springs Business Park off Middlebrook Pike.

After doing their own research, mother Shanna Jones said the family decided to pursue proton therapy treatment after the tumor began to progress. They have been making weekly trips from Gray, Tenn., to Knoxville, and Holden received 28 treatments over the past five and half weeks.

Jones called the experience “phenomenal.” Her son, she said, has seen no side effects including no nausea, vomiting or hair loss.

Read the full article here.