Kuwait to Indiana: Patient with rare cancer finds treatment



Young patient from Kuwait stands with his doctor and destination services team member

This 12-year-old patient is battling a rare type of cancer. He traveled from Kuwait to Indianapolis to receive care at Riley Children’s Health.

Abdulrahman Alazemi has pleural mesothelioma, which is far more common in adults than in kids.

He was receiving treatment in Kuwait, but his body wasn’t responding to those therapies.

The team at Riley brings together a team of specialists to provide the best care in complex cases like this one.

Abdulrahman has now been in Indianapolis for more than a year a year with his mom.

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