Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Brandon has cancer

Just a couple of weeks ago, Brandon was told by a doctor that he may have cancer and that we better get him to cancer specialists. We took Brandon to Primary Children's Hospital to have his CT, MRI and x-rays read. The initial thought was Osteo Sarcoma, but after a biopsy on his leg, where the tumor is, the conclusion is Ewings Sarcoma

The tumor is large. Here is the bone scan. This test is performed by putting a dye in his blood, and in the picture you can see a spot on his arm, which is where the IV was placed to put the dye in his system. The Kidney is another spot, because your kidney processes the dye, and then the bladder is lit up, because it's the final place the dye goes before leaving you.