McKenna Shea Xidias, a little girl who has attracted the attention of the country when she found a rare form of ovarian cancer, was cured of the disease.
Girl 2 years old, which relatives called Kenny, was 4 courses of chemotherapy after February 15, she found SCS tumor of the ovary.
The child’s parents Mike and Megan Xidias said that he learned that the daughter was cured from cancer June 12, Dr. Katie Sutton, pediatric oncologist Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
“Dr. Sutton entered the room and immediately got down to business, saying “the Test showed that everything is clean. There’s nothing there””– says the girl’s mother. “We just sat there and cried and hugged each other for a full minute”.
Sutton added that she and her staff hope that Kenny everything will be fine. “She’s a star. She had a very serious and unexpected side effects from the periodic procedures of blood transfusion”. The girl’s parents added that side effects were difficult for Kenny, but she has always remained true to himself. “She entertained everyone at the hospital,”– said Megan Xidas.
SCS tumor of the ovary is a rare malignant tumor, as reported in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The cause of the disease is unknown and the tumor is most often found in children up to 2 years. This form of ovarian cancer is extremely rare and happens in less than 5% of all cases of ovarian cancer, according to the Ministry of health and social services. Treatment depends on the stage and location of the tumor. If the tumor is in the ovaries, patients undergo surgery and chemotherapy.
The girl’s father recalls: “the First reaction was “How is this possible?” I knew that the disease occurs in women, but I didn’t understand that can hurt the children of such a young age”.
In January, the parents of the girl called from the garden Kenny with a request to take her because she had a fever. At other times, February 7 in the kindergarten told my parents that the girl bloating her uncomfortable. Again, the parents took the child home.
“We showed it to the doctor. At that time, the doctors decided that her jeep and was advised to give her special drops, and to notify again if the temperature rises”,- said Mike. But after a week the temperature rose to 39 degrees. “The next day everything was normal, no temperature. But she had problems to use the bathroom. Megan signed her up for a doctor’s appointment on February 14. On the same day called again from the garden. The temperature soared to almost 40 degrees”.
The girl’s mother took her to the pediatrician, where she did an ultrasound. “They said her bowel looked full and was like a big bubble of gas. Doctors performed more tests and found that Kenny had grown a few tumors. One tumor 14 cm in size – was on the right ovary. The second was located near the liver, and the rest were scattered through the intestines.
After a few days, Kenny had surgery to remove right ovary and 5 inches of the small intestine. Cancer Kenny at that time was in 3 stages. After surgery, the girl began chemotherapy.
I love her little voice 💙
Geplaatst door Fight With Kenni op Maandag 22 april 2019
Now that Kenny doesn’t have cancer, Mike and Megan suggest to other parents: “Trust your intuition when it comes to your health or the health of your baby and enjoy every minute spent with him”.
Girl 2 years old with ovarian cancer, which was survived the whole country, cured diseases updated: June 19, 2019 author: Elena Abdulaeva