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Porch Pirate Steals 14-Year-Old's Chemotherapy Medicine

By Mark Pygas

A 14-year-old boy in Las Vegas, Nevada, has made an urgent appeal for information after a porch pirate stole his chemotherapy medicine. Since Gage Haynes was just six months old, he's been fighting systemic mastocytosis, a rare cancer in which mast cells, which are produced by the body's bone marrow, gather in the body's tissues. 

Mast cells are a vital part of the body's immune system, and release histamine and other chemicals into the bloodstream when they detect an allergic reaction. But when these mast cells accumulate in organs, they can cause episodes of skin reactions, vomiting, muscle pain, and mood changes. The cells can also become cancerous. 

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Source: Global News