New Cancer Treatment – level 2

01-02-2019 15:00

Three months ago, a teenager’s doctors found a rare brain tumour in his brain. He is going to receive new cancer treatment at the UK’s first proton beam treatment centre.

The proton beam targets the tumour exactly and does not damage other parts of the brain.

The new centre will help 750 people a year, and people will open a second one in London next year.

The teenager liked the proton beam machines and said that they were beautiful and looked like things from the future. He thinks that they will help him ‘really well’. He wants to be a doctor when he grows up.

Difficult words: tumour (an extra part in your body which can become cancer), proton beam (a stream of tiny things like electricity that have energy inside them), target (aim at exactly).

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