Honored Kid

Cameron L.

Age 16
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Location

Corona, CA, US

Diagnosis

Osteosarcoma

Date of Diagnosis

June 2018

Status

No evidence of disease

Treated At

Kaiser Permanente

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My Story

What started as an Urgent Care visit for what we thought may be a fractured bone in Cameron's right forearm, quickly escalated into a referral to an orthopedic oncologist. During the last week of June (while on a family vacation), Cameron had blood drawn, a CT, an MRI (with/without contrast) & a nuclear bone scan. The diagnosis of Osteosarcoma was made after the MRI revealed bone cancer & was confirmed after the biopsy performed in early July, 2018. In October, 2018, Cameron had limb salvage surgery (LSS) to remove both the radius/ulna bones, replaced by a cadaver bone. In addition, he had substantial soft tissue removed to ensure clean margins. Because of the aggressive nature of this disease, he endured 8 rounds of chemotherapy prior to LSS & endured 12 more post LSS. The chemotherapy he received was high dose which required him to be admitted in the hospital for 4-5 days each round. Cameron is now just over 1-year post end of treatment and has had scans every 3 months since. His scans continue to show NED (no evidence of disease) and for that we are so very grateful. We do not take for granted the fact that childhood cancers have a high recurrence especially in the 5 year period following the end of treatment and have tried to make the most of every day enjoying the things that bring joy. 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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