Honored Kid

Vincent A.

Age 15
Vincent A. Kid Photo

Location

O'Fallon, MO, US

Diagnosis

Hodgkin lymphoma

Date of Diagnosis

July 2015

Status

No evidence of disease

Treated At

Cardinal Glennon

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My Story

Vincent's journey began with a lump showing up on his neck. After a trip to urgent care and a follow up appointment, we took him to the emergency room at Cardinal Glennon. They ran several tests and they did x-rays and scans and found several more growths in his neck and chest. The largest was over 5 cm. He was immediately admitted into the hospital. The next morning the oncologist told us he suspected it was Lymphoma. He has a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. They determined it was Hodgkins Lymphoma. The doctors outlined a treatment program of 4 months of chemotherapy abd then a month of radiation. He started chemotherapy right away. After 2 months of chemotherapy, he scans showed 70% shrinkage of the tumors. The doctors decided to move forward with radiation to lessen his chances of long term heart and lung damage from the chemotherapy. He went through 16 days of radiation. His scans after radiation showed evidence of cancer. Vincent has scan every three months. It has been a little over a year of him being cancer free. He still fears the cancer will come back. He has friends that he met during treatment which are still fighting cancer. He is going participating in St. Baldricks to help raise awareness and money to support research for childhood cancers. No child should have to go through what these kids struggle with. Thank you for supporting me and the more than 300,000 kids worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. By sharing the gifts of your time, talent and money with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, you're supporting research to give all kids with cancer a better chance for a cure.

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