Matei is a joyful and brave baby boy who is struggling with a terrible disease – CANCER.
At the age of 2 months he was diagnosed with Abdominal Neuroblastoma - a malignant tumor that was initially located in the abdomen and spine (max.size aprox. 5cm), now is found only in the spine (max. size aprox. 2cm)
He took two cures of chemotherapy CARBO-VP16 (February - April 2011), after which the tumor was significantly decreased, and then he was operated for tumors resection (May 2011).
The control performed after surgery showed that there is a tumor remainder in spine with max. size 1 cm, but Matei's oncologist has recommended the suspension of chemotherapy until a new evaluation, due to the negative outcome of MycN Amplification and other criteria known only to doctor.
In March 2012 Matei was operated in France for spine metastasis resection. Because the surgery last 5 hours and major blood loss, there is a tumor residue of approx. 2 cm in front of the spine that couldnt be removed at that time. There fore this residue needs surveillance.
At present Matei is on follow up care.