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Monday, April 12, 2010

A little about the Cancer

Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor, also know as DSRCT, is considered a childhood cancer that is predominantly found in boys and young adults. It is an extremely rare, highly aggressive cancer that is usually found as masses in the abdomen. Desmoplastic small round cell tumor is frequently misdiagnosed which is why the prognosis remains poor. This is an aggressive, rare, fast spreading tumor.

There is no standard protocol for treatment but it usually includes aggressive Chemotherapy, Radiation, and Surgery.

Luckily, it seems they have found and diagnosed it before it has spread to any other areas and is localized to just the 2 tumors, one by the spleen (18cm) and the lower one by the rectum (10cm). The first round of chemotherapy is underway at Oakland Children's Hospital in Oakland, CA. 3 days of aggressive chemotherapy and then hopefully after a few days back home before the next round of chemo.


Anonymous said...

Hi Cody,
My name is Lisa Hilbish and I live in Winnemucca. My daughter Kylie who is 12, was diagnosed with Pre-B Lymphoblastic Lymphoma last September. She is in her final phase of chemo now, but it will take another year and a half until she is finished. I know what your going through and how scary it is, but believe me, I know the power of prayer. So please know that Kylie and I and our whole family are praying for you and your family in this difficult time. Be strong and believe and you will get better.
Lisa Hilbish

Help Cody said...

The comment feature is now working correctly. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Hi guys this is Shannon Sanchez, just wanted to let each one of you know that I am praying for you like crazy and thinking of you all the time!

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you constantly. Know that we love you all very much and will do whatever it takes to get rid of this monster that they call cancer.

Dale and Cindy

Nadine said...

Hey Cody, we are so proud of your sweet personality and the strength you have. You are such a great example to all of us. We love you so much !! Love Aunt Nadine and Uncle Eric

Stacy said...

Cody I am blessed to have a brother like you. You are my hero and I admire the strength you have. I love you forever and always! Love Stacy

Anonymous said...

Hey Code Man!! Hang in there!! XXOO Love, Tracy

Anonymous said...

Hoping that you can get out of the dirty place and go home to get some much needed rest. Love you tons!!!
Aunt Cindy

Lawrence said...

I wanrt you to knowt that you are loved. All your hurt and pain will hurt, but you are special and God will carry you through this like the footprints in the sand. I am blessed to have you in my family. God bless you. Love Larry

Anonymous said...

Hi Cody,
You don't know us but we're friends of your sister, Sheryl, and brother-in-law Jonathon here in El Cajon Calif. Since Jonathon shared with me about your illness we have been praying for you daily. Just know that there are people that never met you and yet are praying for miraculous recovery.
God bless you,
Zeke and Amy Elias.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that you're Utah bound. We are all here to help you guys out in this tough time. See ya next week. Love ya Cindy

Anonymous said...

Hey Cody-How bout those Suns? Wanna make a little bet? :) XXOO Love, Tracy

DarWin said...

I know you're a tough kid (even from the time of conception). Everything in life is a "test". You're passing yours with flying colors. You'll beat this! Our prayers are always with you. Love always, DarWin.

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