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Update posted by Aaron Trachtenberg On Jan 06

We are sorry it has been so long since the last update. We have not had any good news to share, until now. Shannon completed 5 weeks of radiation therapy in the summer but unfortunately during that time the lymphoma spread to several other sites in her body. This was a major setback and she did not get her stem cell transplant. Thanks to the hard work of her medical team, she was able to get access to a new type of treatment, immunotherapy, and has completed several cycles. Her latest scans just before Christmas show a partial response. This means that, although the tumour sites are still present, they are finally starting to shrink. If things continue to go in the right direction she will go ahead with the allogeneic stem cell transplant hopefully in early spring. This is the best news we have had in a year, but Shannon still has a long way to go if she is going to kick this thing for good. We thank everyone for their continued support.

In other news, we are pleased to introduce the latest member of Team Shannon: Rosie! She's been in charge of making sure Shannon gets plenty of rest, and takes her job very seriously.


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