New Research Gives Hope to Children with Most Common Types of Brain Tumours
by Sue McKechnie, CKN Childhood Cancer Advocacy Co-Editor
Evie was diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was 6 months old. After 3 straight years of chemotherapy, her tumour looked stable enough to stop treatment. After being treatment free for 17 months, an MRI showed that her tumour was growing.
by Sue McKechnie, CKN Advisory Board Member, Childhood Cancer Awareness & Advocacy
It was a week after our son, Shawn, had been diagnosed with a brain tumour. He had undergone invasive surgery at SickKids Hospital and was still unresponsive in intensive care. It was Mother’s Day weekend and I sat trying to eat lunch, very much in a daze over what had transpired in our lives over the last few weeks. A month earlier, I had no idea that children could have brain tumours and now I understood all too well how quickly a family’s life could change.