From Building Forts to Fulfilling a Future: A Kid Who Beat Cancer Grows Up

Right Here – a podcast from Texas Oncology

May 3 2022 • 12 mins

Pearce Murphy was a happy-go-lucky fourth grader who loved playing baseball, building pillow forts, and bonding with his three other siblings. Until one day he returned from summer camp with a stomachache that wouldn't go away. After multiple tests and possible theories including everything but cancer, Pearce was diagnosed with stage three, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Burkitt's type B. Cancer as a 10-year-old was unimaginable for the Murphy family. During Pearce’s in-patient cancer treatment, another unexpected medical emergency unfolded which landed Janise down the hall from Pearce, with a hospital room of her own. However, with the expertise of Dr. Stanton Goldman at Texas Oncology–Medical City Dallas Pediatric Hematology–Oncology, the ongoing support of the Texas Oncology care team, and the radiating positivity of a tight-knit family, Pearce is now an adventurous 29-year-old with his whole life ahead of him. Hear more about Pearce’s story and learn about his incredible team at Texas Oncology.

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