Apr 10, 2010 - 4:09 am
i can tell you about my nephew. His name is Alvaro and he is 2 years old. He lives in Madrid (spain) and he has 2 brothers and sisters.
the doctor diagnose him an intraocular melanoma 6 months ago. This kind of cancer is extremely rare in children. In spain, doctors didn´t know almost anything about it. IN September, they took out one of his eyes. he begun a tomotherapy just around the eye. after checking that the rest of the body was empty of bad cells.
When he finished ( 2 months ago) he was resting happy at home but this weeek he seemed tired and my sister took him to the hospital. The diagnosis is. metastasis in a lung, with a mark in the other one and in the liver too. Tomorrow he will start with chemotherapy.
I can´t read almost nothing about this kind of cancer in children. Doctors says that they don´t know what is the best way to work because it´s estremely rare and they don´t know how Alvaro will respond to the treatment. I can´t understand why international doctors are not interested in my nephew with so rare melanoma (if it´s really rare like spanish doctors say). I friend of mine works as a doctor in the Anderson hospital in Huston, and he told us about so strange cancer in a child too.
I don´t hope my sweet nephew will recover but i need help, PLEASE, to understand and know anything else about this intraocular melanoma. Any experience in a relative?
Thank you very much