Doctors Are Mind Blown When 11-Year-Old Girl’s Inoperable Brain Tumor Suddenly Vanishes
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare — Scott and Gena Doss were grief-stricken when their 11-year-old daughter, Roxli, was diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer. However, Roxli’s case has completely stumped doctors, as it was discovered that the tumor suddenly disappeared, with no explanation, just three months later.
Doctors began running tests on Roxli after she had been experiencing headaches and was feeling sick for a couple of weeks. Roxli was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an inoperable tumor towards the back of her brain that was pushing on her spinal cord. Dr. Virginia Harrod from Dell Children’s Medical Center, where Roxli was receiving treatment, explained, “It is a devastating disease. You have decreased ability to swallow, sometimes vision loss, decreased ability to talk, eventually difficulty with breathing.”
For 11 weeks, Roxli underwent radiation treatments, although the family knew there was no cure for her type of cancer. Miraculously, just three months after her diagnosis, doctors were completely stumped when an MRI scan revealed that the tumor had disappeared. “When I first saw Roxli’s MRI scan, it was actually unbelievable,” said Dr. Harrod. “The tumor is undetectable on the MRI scan, which is really unusual.”
Although doctors and other medical specialists are completely stumped as to why and how Roxli’s inoperable tumor suddenly disappeared, the Doss family is counting their blessings every single day. Although Roxli is still going through precautionary treatments to lessen the chance of her DIPG returning, she is currently one happy, healthy, and special little girl.