Saturday, July 29, 2006

Remarkable Sean Hanson!

Sean (left) with brother Scott, and sisters Heather & Kathleen

Sean was diagnosed on September 9th, 2003 with Stage 3 Neuroblastoma with favorable biology, which places him in an Intermediate Risk catagory. Sean is a triplet and was born on October 8th, 2002. His sisters are Kathleen and Heather. He also has a 7yr. old brother Scott Andrew and a 21yr. old sister Tiffany. Sean had an incomplete resection October 10th, 2003 at Sloan Kettering in N.Y. On top of everything else, Sean lost his Papa-(Daddy) suddenly on May 10, 2004.

Sean is currently doing great and the Doctors feel his residual tumor is beginning to regress! On June 22, 2005, Sean had surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering to re-implant his left ureter. His next scan for cancer was done in August, showing no recurrent tumor. Amazingly, Friday September 9th, 2005 is 2 years from the date of diagnosis of Neuroblastoma. He looks and feels fantastic. Sean's 2/06 MRI shows "Mild improvement" and No evidence of recurrence and his Renal Scan was good. Urine for catecholamines (secreted by the tumor) is normal. His next MRI will be in August 2006.

Nikki’s notes: This entire family is amazing to me. Sean has the support of his sisters, brother, and wonderful mother! I am deeply saddened for them over the loss of their father and husband. No matter what, they work as a team to defeat all obstacles. I think that is the lesson that I’ve learned in reading up on Sean and his journey with NB.

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Anonymous Sara said...

Wow. What an AMAZING family... thanks for sharing their story!

7/29/2006 01:36:00 PM  

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