The tremendous efforts that have been thrown at us by science have truly amazed us. Every single year or even a few months, we hear about science overcoming all types and sorts of diseases that improve our lives. This is particularly evident over the last decade where some illnesses have been treated completely through the invention of new medication.
This case is about Cameron Scott, an 8-year-old who has been through stage 4 brain cancer but has managed to beat it like a hero! Cameron was being treated at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital after being diagnosed with a high-risk tumour known as Medulloblastoma. The tumour had reached and spread to his spine.
He underwent several surgeries to remove the tumours and was then sent to St Jude’s for a follow up treatment according to Wivb.com. His father told TODAY “He’s my Hero” as he shows his pride of his son’s bravery in overcoming such a serious illness.
When Cameron arrived at St Jude’s, they found out that he had not only one disease but in fact four. The doctors were able to target the cancer using pioneered gene sequencing to ensure efficient treatment.
Despite Cameron being through six months of radiation and chemotherapy, he has managed to remain strong and resilient despite the struggles. I feel amazing now,” Cameron said. “I feel like I’ve been through everything.