Slim you are correct I started this thread because according to the media "proton therapy" is better and more effective than old treatments" But my reason for starting the thread was, not the question of right or wrong, as many things are not black and white but something in between.
So my reason for starting this thread was could " you" the poster have made the decision these parents did? A decision not based in retrospect that the scientists and national view was wrong, but a decision that an other country and other scientists had a different and better medical view?
So in my opinion the question of dissent by the parents was not based on a worldview but that a nations medical " care" was more interested in preventing a smear campaign than the interests of the child.
If what I have said is wrong, why have those investigating committees that challenged the parents not come out and said civil liberties are wrong? that individual rights to a child's medial care are a nations right? Which is in effect saying that a individual patient of a nations medical care does not have the right to accept an alternative countries health care which has different opinions on medical matters?
I am sure my above comment may deserve a Cofty " Bollocks" in fact my point probably is " Bollicks" because my point is sometimes parents know best.