Patient Stories

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Pediatric Brain Tumor: Shanna's Story


In December 2006, Shanna was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She tells how the experience profoundly impacted her life, and what she’s learned from her fight.

Pediatric Brain Tumor: Mark's Story


Mark was diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor when he was three years old and began treatment at CHOP. Now an eighth grader, he tells the story of his fight with cancer.

Germinoma: Mikayla's Story

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Diagnosed with germinoma, a type of pediatric brain tumor, Mikayla benefited from proton therapy, an advanced form of radiation treatment offered at CHOP.

Hodgkin Lymphoma: Callum’s Story


In September 2012, 13-year-old Callum’s neck became swollen and lumpy. After appointments with doctors and specialists, Callum was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.