Jun 18, 2013 - 12:00 pm
I am so proud of my son I wanted to share. He just turned 23 and is a HL survivor. He was diagnosed in 2009 at age 19 and was stage IIIb. He had missed his sophomore year at college in treatment and finishied in March of 2010. In July he volunterred at Camp Horizon as a camp counselor for children with cancer or cancer survivors so they can enjoy a camp experience.. .
Recently, he was put back on a 3 months ct scan schedule and two weeks ago had a biopsy. A CT and then a PET indicatied new disease. Two new nodes have shown up in the latest three months at 1 cm and 1.2 cm in periaortic artery and some smaller chains in his pelvic area. He has had some in his lungs as well, that they think are scar tissue from treatment and did not show on the PET. They took 3 nodes in the groin because the other two are not easiily accessable. The biopsy was negative but they want to scan again in 4 weeks to monitor the two larger nodes. It is the 30th anniversary of Camp Horison and he is there this week for his third year volunteering. He gets as much out of this program as the kids do and is free for the children through donations of time, resources, and money. How AWESOME is that?