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


Where do you turn when your child is diagnosed with a rare cancer? In this two-part episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, a family shares the harrowing experience of learning their nine-year-old had neuroendocrine cancer.

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

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

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

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

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