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2-year-old beats ovarian cancer after four-month battle

/ 05:19 PM June 19, 2019
Kenni Xydias

McKenna Shea “Kenni” Xydias is confirmed to be cancer-free after battling a rare form of ovarian cancer for four months. Image: Facebook/Fight With Kenni

A two-year-old from Atlanta, United States is now cancer-free after suffering a rare form of ovarian cancer.

McKenna Shea “Kenni” Xydias drew widespread attention when her family opened a Facebook page to raise funds and share updates about her condition. She was confirmed to be cancer-free on Wednesday, June 12.

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Xydias was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian yolk sac tumor in February, as per her official account. “This news came with the knowledge of a very large tumor (14 cm) and some smaller ones in her abdomen,” the best friend of Xydias’ mother said.

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Xydias’ parents opened up on what they felt about their daughter’s condition on April 30, saying, “We are going to remember everything. We’re going to remember what it was like to be told our baby had cancer.”

“We’re going to remember the fear leading up to surgery. The uncertainty when deciding on a treatment plan. The anxiety at not only Kenni’s reactions to weekly labs and chemo weeks, but the waiting to get the results back,” they added.

After four months of treatment, Xydias was declared cancer-free which brought immense joy to her family.

“Our journey began 2/14 and today, 6/12, Kenni has officially kicked cancer’s *ss,” her parents said. “We saw the oncologist and were told that all of Kenni’s scans were clear. No evidence of disease in her abdomen (everything that was left over after surgery has been taken care of).”

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“Our family is looking forward to moving forward, with our daughter, an ovarian cancer survivor,” they exclaimed.

Although Xydias is now a cancer survivor, she will continue to have blood tests every six months to check on her condition. NVG

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