3.2 Patient Case Study: Part 3

Presented over several modules, this case study follows a patient, parents, and physician through the course of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. In Part 3, you will hear from the physician perspective, including the considerations that impacted the patient’s treatment.

Learning Objectives

  • Articulate some of the treatment options that were used with the patient
  • Discuss why it can be challenging to treat cancers that cross the blood-brain barrier

Patient Case Study Video

Please note that in each of these case study videos, the experiences, thoughts, and outcomes presented are specific to these individuals and may not align with your own experiences. If you or a loved one have experience with cancer, these case study videos may cause you to recall past experiences of your own. Before moving to the next lesson, consider taking a moment to check in with yourself about how each of these videos make you feel. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to feel about this topic. More information about support services can be found through the National Cancer Institute.

Additional Resources

Philadelphia Chromosome
This explanation from the National Cancer Institute will help describe one of the topics in this video.

Bone Marrow Transplantation
This information from Johns Hopkins Medicine provides additional details about how bone marrow transplants are used to treat diseases like leukemia, as discussed in this video.