Miracle Monday: 9-year-old Golisano cancer patient interviews his doctor

Reporter: Amanda Hall Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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One outgoing 9-year-old boy being treated for a rare form of cancer at Golisano Children’s Hospital grabbed a microphone and interviewed his pediatric oncologist about the treatment process.

“My name’s Logan, and I am 9 years old,” said Logan Stryker. “When I was 8, I was diagnosed with cancer. When I was first diagnosed, I had a lot on my mind. I didn’t know a lot about the process of treating it.”

One of Logan’s big questions: How does cancer treatment feel?

“Patients tell me that they sometimes feel sick to their stomach, but we have medicines to deal with that,” said Dr. Craig McArthur. “It’s going to cause loss of hair, but it’ll grow back. And sometimes it can cause blood counts to go low and make you come into the hospital because you have a fever. But other than that, most of the time you feel pretty good.”

Logan recently had surgery on his shoulder and hopes to beat “loganoma”—the name he and Golisano staff came up with for his cancer—by the summer.

See Logan’s full interview with McArthur above.

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