The tremendous progress of science over the last two or three decades is truly amazing. This progress has directly benefited individuals suffering from diseases of all kinds.
It seems like with each passing year there is the talk of another disease or illness being conquered by recent scientific innovations. A number of diseases that can now be treated with medications that did not even exist just a decade ago.
The case of Cameron Scott is an example of this progress. The eight-year-old boy had a brain tumor in stage 4 and is still here to shine his light on the world. Many close to him describe his fight against the disease to be nothing short of heroic.
Cameron and his family learned he was afflicted with a tumor called Medulloblastoma. The high-risk tumor made it necessary for him to undergo treatment at St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Cameron’s situation changed quickly and the tumor had already reached his spine before the doctors took aggressive action.
Cameron underwent several surgeries before the tumor was completely removed. His father says he never saw anyone display the type of bravery he saw in his son. Cameron’s father also explained he never heard Cameron complain one time.
Cameron and his family returned to St. Judes for follow up treatment. Cameron and his family learned he was not suffering from one disease. He was actually suffering from four completely different illnesses. St. Jude’s doctors were able to solve the problem with recent progress made in the field of gene sequencing. The use of this science assured Cameron received the most effective treatment for his illnesses.
The eight-year-old was forced to endure six months of radiation and chemotherapy but remained strong throughout the process. He was also able to maintain his positive outlook on life. Cameron is optimistic about his future and says he feels better than ever.