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Tayler

Finished treatment on March 10, 2010 and has been cancer free ever since

Diagnosis: Glioblastoma Multiforme

Completed Treatment: March 10th, 2010

Hobbies: Riding her scooter, swimming, reading, writing and art

CHIP Impact: Tayler was identified by conventional pathology as having a glioblastoma, but when treated with therapy for this tumor, rapidly recurred. Chip data suggested an entirely different diagnosis and when treated with therapy suggested by this analysis, she has done very well and is a long term survivor.

On November 2, 2008, Tayler unexplainably went into seizures and was transported to the PICU at the Children’s Hospital Colorado. Tests revealed a small lesion in the right temporal lobe of her brain, but a diagnosis was not possible at that time. Tayler recovered to the point she could go home and was scheduled for a follow up MRI 6 weeks later. When Tayler went back to the Children’s for her follow up MRI; the lesion had grown to the size of a golf ball. She underwent a craniotomy the following day to remove the mass. She was then diagnosed with Gliblastoma Multiforme (a stage 4 brain tumor with a 20% survival rate in kids). Tayler’s tumor however had been “chipped” and was being closely studied. The information gained from chipping allowed the doctors to recommend a new course of treatment (one that is not typically used for this type of cancer). The treatment was extremely harsh, but there were no signs of the tumor returning. The risk paid off and Tayler finished treatment on 3/10/10 and has been cancer free ever since!