Ashya King to start proton therapy treatment plan in Prague

Five-year-old Ashya King is set to start a proton therapy treatment plan in the Czech Republic to help him beat brain cancer.

In a statement, the centre said the five-year-old had been fitted with a special treatment mask as well as undergoing a series of tests.

Brett and Naghmeh King removed Ashya from Southampton General Hospital on August 28 against doctors' advice, following a disagreement over his treatment.

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Hospital doctor: Ashya has '70-80% chance of survival'

A doctor and medical director at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust has said that critically ill Ashya King has a "70-80% chance of survival".

Ashya King was taken from Southampton General Hospital by his parents. Credit: Hampshire Police

The chances of surviving the condition Ashya has are about 70-80% after five years so we believe that he has a good chance of a successful outcome provided he gets access to the most appropriate treatment.

– Medical director Dr Michael Marsh

Dr Marsh said that the hospital trust "regretted" that the communication and relationship with the King family had "broken down" and for "whatever reason they have lost confidence in us".

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