Medicine for a Child Suffering from Eye Cancer
Melphalan is a chemotherapy drug currently being used to treat ocular retinoblastoma, a pediatric solid tumor. The drug is given through a thin tube called a catheter directly into the blood vessel that supplies the tumor.
Hospitals charge $5,030 for the drug and for the delivery system and the specialists performing the lifesaving work. Snezhana lost one eye to cancer in Russia, but her other eye was saved in America.