Cancer Center Patient Stories

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Brain Tumor: Devon’s Story

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Devon underwent surgery, chemotherapy and proton therapy for a brain tumor the size of a softball. Within months, she started college and made the Dean’s List.

Desmoid Tumor: Vaida’s Story

Vaida sitting in the grass

Vaida’s tumor is in her cheek, a rare location for a desmoid tumor. After surgery at CHOP, this 2-year-old has retained an impressive amount of facial muscle function.

WAGR Syndrome: Miranda’s Story

Miranda playing outside

CHOP researchers have published the most comprehensive description of WAGR syndrome, which affects less than 450 people worldwide, including Miranda.