Dinara was a healthy and happy child, but everything changed when she turned 8. In 2006, her parents noticed that some lump appeared on the neck of their daughter. They turned to a pediatrician who immediately sent the girl to a surgeon. After examining the child, the surgeon, in his turn, sent the girl to an oncologist. After reviewing test results, the oncologist sent Dinara to a hematologist. The girl was admitted to the Republican Children's Hospital, and after 2 weeks of treatment was transferred to the Rostov Cancer Research Institute (RCRI). A lymph node biopsy was taken there, and the girl was diagnosed with lymphadenitis. A treatment was administered, however it didn’t produce any results…
In 2009, Dinara’s parents turned to N. N. Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Center, where the girl was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. When Dinara was taken to the RCRI again, she was diagnosed with Rosai–Dorfman disease. Both of these diagnoses are associated with cervical lymph nodes affection.
Last summer, Dinara felt worse, severe swellings started to occur. In August, the girl was taken to the Republican Children's Hospital in Kalmykia, and in September, she was transferred in a serious condition to the Federal Research and Clinical Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology (FRCC-PHOI), where she is staying until now.
We believe that Dinara will definitely go on the mend, and we are doing our best for this to happen as soon as possible! At this moment, in order to constantly monitor the level of sugar in the blood, Dinara needs test strips and lancets for glucometer most of all.