Kent State Student Winning Battle Against Cancer Thanks to New Treatment

Tanner Noble got sick in high school. Really sick. Doctors were out of answers and Noble was running out of time. The Kent State University sophomore eventually was diagnosed with Stage 4 medullary thyroid cancer.

His cancer journey recently was chronicled by WNDU-TV in South Bend, Indiana.

WNDU reports that thyroid cancers are treatable 90% of the time when caught early; for some rare forms such as medullary, traditional treatments have been ineffective.

Noble, a psychology major, has been struggling for five of the last six years with this disease. Things changed dramatically for Noble with the approved use of a new treatment for teenagers and adults. According to the report, Noble is the first young man in the country to be treated with RETEVMO. Treatment started when he was 17, and the results were dramatic. Noble’s tumors began to shrink after only a few treatments.

“My goal was to finish high school,” Noble told WNDU. “And I just kept pushing forward for that.”

He has and still is.

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POSTED: Friday, September 18, 2020 - 11:08am
UPDATED: Friday, September 18, 2020 - 1:02pm
Colleen Carroll