This health video focuses on the break through that is happening with the treatment of bone Cancer.
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Jennifer Matthews: Casey Quinn's battle with cancer started when he was seventeen. He lost part of his right leg and hip to bone cancer. He suffered colon cancer. Then doctors discovered cancer in Casey's jaw. Casey Quinn: I remember being there with my parents and just not really knowing what to say, we were crying on my bed and not really sure what to think. Jennifer Matthews: Casey was devastated until doctors suggested a new treatment called samarium. It's an injectible form of radiation that goes right to spots where bone is being destroyed by the cancer. Dr. Peter Anderson: And the predictive part of samarium radiation is its half life is only two days so you only half the amount of radiation two days later, so within a couple weeks there's nearly no radiation left. Jennifer Matthews: Which means patients have no long-term side effects. Casey Quinn: I thought it was absolutely amazing considering what I had gone through with chemotherapy and radiation, all of the awful side effects and here I am feeling great. Jennifer Matthews: Four years later Casey is still beating cancer and is back to a normal life. He says its samarium. Casey Quinn: I'm here today because of Samarium, I really feel that. Jennifer Matthews: This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.
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