CHOP Patient Stories: Patrick

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November 18, 2019

Patrick was a senior in high school when he suddenly couldn't feel his calf. More strange symptoms emerged, including excruciating back pain, which eventually landed him in an MRI. The radiology showed a finding that led him to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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A malignant tumor called Ewing's Sarcoma was growing in his spinal canal. His thoughts turned to missing his friends, losing his hair and not participating in lacrosse.

Patrick has a clear memory of his first night at CHOP, laying in an MRI for 90 minutes while the machine checked his body to see if the cancer had spread. Fortunately, it didn't and he responded well to treatment.

He was able to utilize CHOP's Specialty Care Centers for outpatient treatment and stay at home during his course of therapy.

Patrick is now 20 years old, doing well, and attending college.


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