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March 2022: Mental Health and Cancer - Hope for Henry - Meet Matthew and Aja Newsletter (view the full email campaign)

Mental Health and Cancer

Mental Health and Cancer

Patients who are diagnosed with cancer have an increased risk of developing a mental health condition, or having an existing condition get worse. In fact, one-third of patients treated for cancer in hospitals have a mental health condition such as anxiety or depression Read more about how SCCA can help.

Center Starts Hope for Henry Program

Center Starts Hope for Henry Program

SCCA’s Proton Therapy Center is excited to offer our childhood cancer patients a new procedure-based incentive program called Hope for Henry, which empowers children with serious illnesses to participate actively in their own care. The program was founded by the parents of Henry Goldberg, who was full of positive energy until his disease eventually took his life. Hope for Henry partners with hospitals to improve patients’ coping skills and to help them adhere to their medical protocols.

Four surgeries and protons: Matthew never gives up hope

Four surgeries and protons: Matthew never gives up hope

When Matthew walked in the door of the Proton Therapy Center three months after he finished treatment, the welcome from staff was overwhelming. Months earlier, the eight-year-old had been diagnosed with craniopharyngioma — a rare type of noncancerous brain tumor that usually develops near the pituitary gland and optic nerves.

Meet Aja Schoppmann - Radiation Therapist

Meet Aja Schoppmann - Radiation Therapist

Aja Schoppmann, RTT, joined the Proton Therapy Center about three months ago after spending some time in photon (conventional radiation) therapy. Learn more about what she likes about working at the Center and with children in particular.