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Proton Center's First Breast Cancer Patient Completes Treatment

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

Anastasia Custis Berkheimer, of La Mesa, celebrated her final day of treatment with a ukulele concert at the Scripps Proton Therapy center.

Lorraine Whaley, Sara Megling, and Anastasia Custis Berkheimer.

The heartwarming story of the first breast cancer patient to complete proton therapy in San Diego was covered by Channel 6 News. Anastasia Custis Berkheimer of La Mesa celebrated her final day of treatment with a ukulele concert for family, friends and caregivers at the Scripps Proton Therapy Center. The precision of proton therapy enabled doctors to treat the tumor in Anastasia’s left breast without affecting her heart or lung.


Visit the San Diego 6 website to view A Success Story in Cancer Treatment.

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