Neglected cancers real lives

Neglected cancers real lives

LUKE RYAN

At 11 Luke Ryan was diagnosed with an osteosarcoma (cancerous bone tumour) in the back of his left knee. He had 12 months of chemotherapy with five different agents, enduring three-to-five-day hospital stays with breaks of 10 days between each one. He remembers the treatment as ‘A lot, a long time and just beyond horrendous’.

‘Three months in, I had a seven-hour limb salvage operation that left me with a full knee replacement, a slight leg extension and half a dead person’s femur, and without most of my quads. It was not fun.’

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