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Honored Kid Blake Guzman

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Hanover Park, IL, US
Date of Diagnosis
May 2015
Passed away
Treated At
Loyolla University Medical Center


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Blake was diagnosed with stage 4 Rhabdomyosarcoma on his 16th birthday. He was complaining of back pain and that is what took us to the doctor. Blake got X-rays and the technician discovered an object in his chest. We were asked if we could stay and get a CT scan of his lungs which we did. The CT had found a 6cm mass and a 2 cm mass in his right lung and numerous smaller masses in both lungs. From there we spoke to his pediatrician who gave us the name of his hematologist/oncologist friend out of Loyola. Blake was admitted to Loyolla for testing. We discovered that the first tumor originated in his pelvis and spread up his spine and into his lungs. He completed 25 weeks of chemotherapy out of his 54 week plan plus 30 sessions of radiation on the pelvis, spine and lungs. He was a real trooper!!
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