A year ago, Emma was experiencing chronic daily pain and using a walking stick and mobility scooter due to her desmoid tumor. Nothing touched the pain. She started chemotherapy, but eventually got the news that her tumors were growing. She felt hopeless and defeated. But then she learned that she qualified for a clinical trial. Though skeptical, she hoped participating would help advance desmoid tumor research and help others. Since starting the trial, Emma’s pain and mobility have improved and her tumor has shrunk.
“The trial has not been without side effects and it has been intense. However, since starting, my pain has reduced, my ability to walk has improved, and my tumour has shrunk by 25%. Science, medicine, and research is an amazing thing, and I am thankful for this turning point in my desmoid journey.”