Boy Diagnosed With Same Cancer That Killed Father

Masen Lopes, 7, was diagnosed with Stage 3 Astrocytoma, a type of brain cancer, just months after his father died from the same disease.
1:46 | 03/09/16

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A home home. Catholic Arafat like any doting mom kind county Lopes keeps a close eye on her seven year old son Mason. And eleven year old brylin nine year old Lee land and six year old Aslan. She's a single mom her husband Lloyd passed away three years ago his final bargaining may. Everybody loved him Lloyd had brain cancer the tumor growing undetected until he suffered a seizure at home. They're going through and confronting fan only. He fell back wouldn't he be thrown growing warmth keen to. The family moved to Washington from Hawaii for better medical care but Lloyd died after a two year battle. Eight months after that Mason wasn't feeling well. My husband it was hard by it. When NTH high noted it's harder. Mason also has brain cancer he's had four surgeries two rounds of chemotherapy and two rounds of proton therapy. Before leaving his last proton treatment he topped the staff had to with Nene. That energetic spirit has the Gig Harbor community rallying around Mason. They're throwing him an epic sleepover so he can play with friends just like other kids. Tyson told the cancer isn't genetic she doesn't talk about a prognosis. I don't believe a person assistance to set. So. I don't ask. And I don't tell him I live in the old. You kind of get the picture in spring counts nor care. Even though diseases prevalent in their daily lives they don't think it themselves as a cancer family. They are Cai says just a normal family. Molly Shannon Como news.

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