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Sixty year old frank Magnuson had been having strange symptoms for years.
He was losing vision in his right guy and hearing -- lefty.
The doctors couldn't seem to put the pieces of the puzzle together but I had actually for the last year.
Strained neck pains and and little imbalance.
And misdiagnosed several times between vertigo.
I'd been to doctors.
Five or six times by December of 2011.
-- vision was so poor he could no longer drive.
And the successful painting contractor could barely read his blueprints he was finally sent for an MRI that revealed the source of his symptoms.
A large skull based tumor.
There was -- growing into the brain so he actually presented with double vision.
Loss of hearing difficulty swallowing and loss of -- all because of the nerves that were being compressed by the tumor.
Frank was diagnosed with solitary plasma -- Toma.
It's a kind of cancer that can grow -- skeletal system and is usually treated with radiation.
You know the word cancer.
-- right up my -- firing -- -- breast cancer survivor for fifteen years being around her experiences.
Little optimism of not the end.
Because of the location of his tumor.
Franks oncologists suggests that he'd look into proton therapy as a treatment option.
So he went to see doctor Brian -- medical director of procure in Somerset New Jersey.
You're able to spare on average sixty to 80% of those to be healthy surrounding tissue when you support content.
-- And how do you conventional X rays we would undoubtedly treated his eyes -- cataracts in his life.
-- -- normal brain tissue which could cause significant.
Cognitive issues down -- down the line.
Side effects are minimal compared to conventional radiation frank received fifteen minute treatments five days a week.
By the second week he could -- -- feel it working it was great that I could experience.
It just by isolate the improvement.
So instead of just doctors saying well we -- We looked at this scanner this X ray -- this MRI known you're great you're tumors -- why.
I was actually able that.
Enjoy -- way.
Frank completed treatment and is looking forward to joining his wife as a survivor.
For more information log on to procure dot com I'm Dr.
Manny Fox News.