Scans clear for Eatonton girl who battled brain cancer

Photo on left (Brandy Angel Photography) 
Photo on left (Brandy Angel Photography) 

- A little girl from Eatonton, Georgia, who won her battle against brain cancer, has received more wonderful news.

Last week, scans came back completely clear for 10-year-old Cadence Fox.  

"The tumors are gone completely," said mother Tara Fox.

Last May, doctors discovered a mass on Cadence's pituitary gland and her parents rushed her to Egleston Hospital. Her mother told FOX 5 News that her daughter had two germinoma cancer tumors on her brain. Cadence's treatment consisted of four rounds of chemotherapy and six weeks of radiation. 

In December, Cadence went in for an MRI and learned something her family had been hoping and praying to hear for quite some time: she was cancer free. 

"Just got the phone call and Cadence Fox's scans are CLEAR!!" Tara Fox said. "We are in remission. Thank you for your love and support throughout all this. Next step is port removal."

Fox said her family couldn't stop smiling after learning the news and it brought tears to her daughter's eyes. 

"She even told me 'we won this battle mama,'" Fox said. 

Cadence will continue having MRIs every three months. 

"We work now on fixing the damage done to the pituitary gland," said Fox. "Unfortunately with cancer, it can always come back so we have to keep an eye on things. We also worry about secondary cancers because of the treatment."

To follow updates on Cadence's journey and fight against cancer, click here


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