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Local Musician Breaks New Ground in Breast Cancer Care

Note to Patients: The following news is posted for archival purposes only. Scripps is no longer accepting new patients for proton therapy.

Ukulele player is first breast cancer patient treated in San Diego with protons

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Anastasia Custis Berkheimer, a 71-year-old ukulele player from La Mesa, became the first patient to complete proton therapy for breast cancer in San Diego County.


Read the news release to learn more about her treatment and experience at Scripps Proton Therapy Center.

See the Celebration

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See the Celebration

Watch a video of Anastasia and the Ukulele Babes celebrating the conclusion of her breast cancer treatment at Scripps Proton Therapy Center.

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Learn more about treatment for breast cancer at Scripps in San Diego.

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