The Devastating Experience of Finding Out Your Child Has a Rare Cancer: Part 1

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: a trip to the emergency room for their 9-year-old daughter’s stomach pain and vomiting, ultimately resulting in a diagnosis of neuroendocrine cancer – a rare cancer in which tumors form in the brain. organs of the body.

In this two-part episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, Lloyd and LaWanda Cox explain what led to their daughter Khloe’s diagnosis and the treatment process that required a liver and pancreas transplant. Tune in for part two tomorrow to hear about Khloe’s recovery, how she’s doing now, and how the experience has affected their family.

“I felt like I was in a nightmare from which I couldn’t wake up,” LaWanda said. “It was really bad. I just couldn’t believe it.”

“(It was) utter devastation,” Lloyd said. “Khloe is our youngest of three children. And to find out that she had cancer at the time, everything turned upside down for me mentally. And it was like, ‘What? How? Why?’ A lot of questions came up.”

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