Stage IV, High-Risk Neuroblastoma
No Evidence of Disease
Caden is a sweet, active fourth grader from Bozeman. While on vacation in March 2012, Caden began to complain of leg pain. Two weeks later, the pain was more severe and he developed a fever that would not go away. After three days of tests in Bozeman, he was flown to Seattle Children’s Hospital and diagnosed with stage IV, high risk neuroblastoma. His bone marrow was completely full of cancer, at the tender age of 3. Caden’s treatment has included chemotherapy, surgery, experimental targeted radiation therapy, bone marrow transplant, external beam radiation, immunotherapy, differentiation therapy, and an experimental drug taken for two years to prevent relapse. Despite three relapse scares, Caden currently has no evidence of disease!