Alyzza was diagnosed at three years old after finding a lump on the left side of her neck. Thanks to a treatment regimen that has vastly changed due to PCRF-funded research, Alyzza endured only 90 days of chemotherapy and was quickly back on her feet.
Forty years ago she would have faced two and a half years of chemotherapy and radiotherapy – a regimen in which only 30 % of patients with advanced disease were still alive two years following.
Alyzza is now four years cancer-free. She is strong, courageous, and wants to help find cures for other types of pediatric cancers. She loves pizza, dancing with her sister, playing soccer, and being able to enjoy her childhood!