Camdyn – Wilms

Tamsyn told us about her superman, Camdyn. He was diagnosed with stage 3 Wilms at the age of 5 years old…

Camdyn had weight loss, pale in skin colour, and unexplained fevers and an abnormal swelling in the upper abdomen just below his ribcage.

The tumour was displacing his organs. It was very hard to diagnose as first he was diagnosed with Kwashiokor ( malnutrition) which was very hard to believe. He was in hospital for a week before diagnosis undergoing CT scans, ultrasounds and blood tests. The actual diagnosis came after 3 months of being incorrectly diagnosed.

He had 4 weeks of chemotherapy and them major surgery to remove his right kidney and the tumour weighing 395g (slightly less than a jar of jam) on the 22 Jan 2015. He then had to have 6 days of radiation (spinal and abdominal). He had another seven months of weekly chemotherapy (Vincristine, Dactinomison, Epidoxiribicin). He was very, very sick, but, is now thankfully cancer free for two years…

We are grateful to Camdyn and his family for letting us share his story, and we wish him all the best for continuing good health.



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