Aug 13, 2010 - 7:16 pm
In 2005 my brother Kevin Dills, who was 25 years old at the time, was diagnosed with a rare type of AML. Instead of being in his blood or bone marrow it was in his chest a mediastinal mass. He was experiencing some arm and chest discomfort and was having a hard time swallowing. By the time he was diagnosed...the tumor was 8 inches long. It wrapped around his aorta and extended up pushing his trachea to the side. We were told the tumor was inoperable and if the chemo did not work than he had maybe 2 weeks to live. He underwent very intense chemotherapy and radiation but it was well worth it. He was in remission for 5 years. On June 24th, 2010 we found out it is back. We are trying to pick the best treatment for him and treatment that he agrees with to hopefully to become cancer free again. Just wondering if anyone has heard of this before and know of any successful treatment. His doctor states he has never treated a case like his before. We are just looking for answers...surely someone has treated it before???