Khadija, a 4-year old girl with a cancerous brain tumour, had been referred by her Bahraini oncologists to SAH Care to receive Proton Therapy after surgery and chemotherapy.
The Bahrain Ministry of Health knew Proton Therapy would be an ideal modality of radiotherapy for Khadija. It would substantially minimise the amount of radiation penetrating normal developing brain tissue.
The SAH protocol of making every patient and their family relax and feel comfortable went into action. The SAH Team took care of every single detail from transportation and accommodation, to surgery and medical appointments.
Khadija received “walk-in walk-out” 40-minute proton therapy treatments five days a week and weekly visits were held with Dr Thornton.
During her treatment course, Khadija felt really good. She created a nickname for Dr Thornton and called him “Dr Proton” to make him laugh.