Tribute to My Son "Matthew"

Graham Southall

Chester, United Kingdom

  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 119

Artist's Description

A Tribute to my son Matthew! Who died 20 years ago today 19th May of Cancer. A very rare form of Cancer “Rhabdoid” only 5 case’s in the whole of the UK in 10 years at the time. Matthew had it in his Kidney which was quickly removed, but sadly it spread to the rest of his body, he was only one year old when he died after a long illness. Matthew will always be in my thoughts and prayers and heart especially on this day. Hope I’ve done him justice with this my Tribute. Below is a description of the Cancer….

Rhabdoid tumors that arise outside the CNS. Malignant rhabdoid tumor (MRT) is one of the most aggressive and lethal malignancies in pediatric oncology. Malignant Rhabdoid tumor was initially described in 1978 as a Rhabdomyosarcomatoid variant of a Wilms tumor because of its occurrence in the kidney and because of the resemblance of its cells to Rhabdomyoblasts. The absence of muscular differentiation led Haas and colleagues to coin the term Rhabdoid tumor of the kidney in 1981.
Although renal malignant Rhabdoid tumor was historically included in treatment protocols of the National Wilms Tumor Study (NWTS) Group, this tumor is now recognized as an entity separate from a Wilms tumor. In contrast to a Wilms tumor, a malignant Rhabdoid tumor of the kidney is characterized by the early onset of local and distant metastases and resistance to chemotherapy. Whereas the overall survival rate for Wilms tumors exceeds 85%, the survival rate for renal malignant Rhabdoid tumors is only 20-25%.
Because Rhabdoid tumor of the kidney was originally described, malignant Rhabdoid tumors have been reported in practically every location in the body, including the brain, liver, soft tissues, lung, skin, and heart. This article focuses on renal and extrarenal.

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/

Featured in….JUST FUN…..
Featured in….GEMS…
Featured in….REVEALED….

Artwork Comments

  • maggie326
  • Graham Southall
  • Istvan Natart
  • Graham Southall
  • Tracy66
  • Graham Southall
  • Chelei
  • Graham Southall
  • MaryStewart
  • Graham Southall
  • Ljartdesigns
  • Graham Southall
  • maggie326
  • Graham Southall
  • Chelei
  • Graham Southall
  • AngieDavies
  • Graham Southall
  • cherylc1
  • Graham Southall
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.