Medical Moment: A new treatment for rare thyroid cancer
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - It’s a rare thyroid cancer with very few effective treatments, until now.
Coming up in today’s Medical Moment, how a brand-new class of drugs and a family’s relentless pursuit for a treatment saved this young man’s life.
September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month.
If it’s caught early, 90% of all patients recover, but for those with a rare form, there’s only a few options.
Tonight, Martie Salt is introducing us to the first young man in the country who is being treated with a life-saving drug, which was at first, only for adults.
Tanner is now a sophomore at Kent State, majoring in psychology.
Retevmo was approved in May for people with non-small cell lung cancer, and two types of thyroid cancer.
Tanner will need to be on it for the rest of his life to keep the cancer at bay.
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