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10 Lessons I Learned on My Journey from Childhood Cancer Fighter to Adult Cancer Survivor

10 Lessons I Learned on My Journey from Childhood Cancer Fighter to Adult Cancer Survivor. Robin Cox (1971G) tells his story of overcoming cancer of the jaw when he was just 9 years old.

Robin is dangerously ill,” my father wrote in his journal.

At the age of nine, I was diagnosed with cancer of the jaw. I wasn’t told at the time that I had cancer, nor was I told that I only had a five per cent chance of survival. My parents initially thought I had mumps. When the swelling did not go down, I was sent to a specialist and then had a biopsy. My parents were informed that I had bone cancer and would need radiation therapy. The worst-case scenario was that I probably only had two years to live.

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