Jordan's Diagnosis and Treatment
At age 13, Jordan was diagnosed with an aggressive form of testicular cancer. We unknowingly ignored all of the warning signs, and therefore, the cancer spread throughout his body. His chances of survival were dim.
- Jordan was diagnosed with a Malignant Mixed Germ Cell Tumor, Stage IV. 75% Teratoma, 20% Yolk Sac and 5% Carcinoma.
- Jordan's treatments lasted from October 2007 to August 2008.
- Jordan received six cycles of BEP (Bleomycin, Etoposide, and Platinol).
- Jordan underwent seven surgeries; one to remove the diseased testicle and the others to remove tumors from his pelvic and entire abdominal area, neck, and lungs.
- Jordan's tumors in the pelvic, abdomen, neck, and lungs were a result of the cancer spreading from the original testicular cancer. His treatment protocols were to combat that specific strain of cancer. Different types of testicular cancer call for different types of treatments.
- Jordan was treated at The Children's Hospital in Aurora, Colorado.
Brian S. Greffe M.D. and Christopher C. Silliman M.D. Pediactric Oncologists. Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders 720-777-6740 or toll free 800-624-6553
Steven L. Moulton, M.D. F.A.C.S. Professor of Pediatric Surgery 720-777-6571 or toll free 800-625-6553