First of 30 radiation sessions starts for Ashya

British boy Ashya King – at the centre of a legal dispute after his parents took him from a UK hospital without doctors’ consent – is receiving the first treatment for his brain tumour in the Czech capital.

First of 30 radiation sessions starts for Ashya

British boy Ashya King – at the centre of a legal dispute after his parents took him from a UK hospital without doctors’ consent – is receiving the first treatment for his brain tumour in the Czech capital.

Today’s treatment was the first of 30 radiation sessions planned for five-year-old Ashya at Prague’s proton centre.

His parents, Brett and Naghmeh King, fought a protracted battle to get him treated with proton beam technology, which targets tumours more directly than radiotherapy but is not thought to be suitable for all patients with brain tumours.

Czech doctors say that 70-80% of patients in Ashya’s condition survive and they hope he will fully recover.

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