Tuesday, October 23
Our CHLA friend Grayson needs your prayers...
Grayson was diagnosed with a brain and kidney rhabdoid tumor in July 2007. Grayson was doing great until last weeks MRI revealed something new in his brain and , spinal fluids came back with cancer cells in it. :( Grayson has twin brother and older sister )
To make matters worse. ATRT is one of the most aggressive brain tumors I know, and it has very low survival rates. :(
I hope doctors have good plan how to save Grayson...
An Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (AT/RT) is a highly malignant childhood brain tumor. In the United States each year, 3 children per 1,000,000 are diagnosed each year with cancer of the central nervous system (CNS), and of those about 3% are diagnosed with AT/RT, yielding about 30 new diagnoses of AT/RT annually . Recent trends suggest that the rate of CNS tumor diagnosis overall is increasing by about 2.7% per year. As diagnostic techniques using genetic markers improve and are used more often, the proportion of AT/RT diagnoses also increases.