Cancer Predisposition Program Patient Stories

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Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome and Cancer: Finn’s Story

Finn

Diagnosed with a rare genetic condition that predisposed him to developing cancer, Finn spent the first four months of his life at CHOP, where he survived heart surgery, abdominal surgery, liver cancer and chemotherapy.

Hereditary Neuroblastoma: Edie’s Story

edie

After spending most of her life being treated for neuroblastoma, it seemed that 18-month-old Edie had run out of options. Her family turned to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where an experimental treatment changed the course of this little girl’s life.