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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NHS oncologist has not treated Ashya King before

The NHS expert put forward to advise Ashya King's parents in Spain is a consultant clinical oncologist with experience in treating children with cancer, the Department of Health says.

A spokesperson told ITV News the consultant has not treated Ashya before and has no previous relationship with Southampton General Hospital, where the five-year-old was treated in the UK.

The Department added that it had chosen the oncologist but would not be releasing their name.

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