Sharing Mason’s story
Six months of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery has helped Mason survive cancer. It was a long old, stressful journey which we chose to document along the way. Starting by describing how we found his lump, being unsatisfied with initial GP visit, gaining a very valuable second opinion, through to our first visits to a children’s cancer ward for testing and his Hickman line installation. We’ve written about our experience going through chemotherapy with Mason during the 2020 Global pandemic which saw very tight regulations and quarantining of patients on the ward. We tracked his ups and downs with neutropenia and his life changing operation to remove the tumour before starting 31 rounds of Proton radiotherapy. If Mason’s story helps just one other person going through the same thing, then it’s been worth sharing.
James, Mason’s Dad, August 2023
Emma and James, Mason’s parents, keep a blog on his journey.