Illuminight Patient Ambassadors: Syl Corsini

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After Syl noticed an unusual lump on his leg in 2009, testing at his local hospital led to a diagnosis of lymphoma.

He underwent six months of chemotherapy at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. Unfortunately, the cancer became more aggressive, which necessitated a stem cell transplant in 2014.

A few months later, scans showed that the cancer had spread into his spine and tumours were growing throughout his body. He was out of treatment options and given less than a year to live.

Hope came in 2016 when Syl participated in a clinical trial. Syl’s tumours began to shrink and his cancer cells disappeared. He has been cancer-free for three years thanks to his treatment.

Syl will be sharing his story as a Patient Ambassador at Illuminight on October 4, 2019.

Syl will be sharing his story as a Patient Ambassador at Illuminight on October 4, 2019. Register and fundraise at hamiltonhealth.ca/illuminight.