Neuroblastoma is a rare cancer of the sympathetic nervous system -- a nerve network that carries messages from the brain throughout the body. Each year there are about 700 new cases in the United States. It is usually found in young children, and is the most common cancer among infants. These solid tumors -- which take the form of a lump or mass -- may begin in nerve tissues in the neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, or, most commonly, in the adrenal gland. They may also spread to other areas of the body, including bone and bone marrow.
When I was Diagnosed I had a large Mass(tumor) on top of my Kidney, cancer spots on my ribs, skull, lungs, ect. 90% of my bone marrow was replaced with Neuroblastoma.
I had 6 rounds of High Dose Chemo, Tumor Reduction Surgery, More Chemo, MIBG Therapy, Stem Cell Transplant, Spot Radiation, Many blood transfusions, Ect.
After over a year of fighting this monster we call cancer. I was finally declared NED(No Evidence of Disease). I was NED for a year. And then at the age of 6 I was given the heartbreaking news in Feb. 2011 that the cancer has returned. I am currently recieving chemo in hopes of once again winning the fight.
UPDATE: I am thrilled to announce that I beat cancer for the 2nd time. I am once again No Evidence Of Disease! Chemotherapy and treatment is still a very big part of my life. I will remain in treatment in hopes of preventing another relapse.
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