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A Show of Support for Cancer Patient at Scripps Proton Therapy Center

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

San Diego Family magazine reports how music is the tie that binds

A proton therapy patient gives a special ukulele concert at the Scripps Proton Therapy Center.

In the October issue of San Diego Family magazine, Sara Megling of San Diego describes how she and fellow ukulele player Lorraine Whaley helped comfort their friend Anastasia Berkheimer as she underwent breast cancer treatment earlier this year. The trio celebrated the completion of treatment with a special ukulele concert at the Scripps Proton Therapy Center.


The precision of proton therapy enabled doctors to irradiate the tumor on Anastasia’s left breast without affecting her heart. Anastasia has a heart condition, so the accuracy of her treatment was especially important to her.


Visit San Diego Family magazine to read How to Comfort a Friend with Cancer.

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