SHAWNEE, OK (KFOR/CNN) - It's a disease that only affects men, but in rare cases, boys are at risk, too. Such is the case for a 9-year-old boy battling prostate cancer.
"He's playing football. He's having fun. He's never sick," Zona Storie, the mother of Trevor Store, said.
Just a month ago, Trevor told his parents he had a stomachache.
They treated him like he had the flu, but then realized he was having trouble going to the bathroom.
After multiple trips to different doctors, they found he had much more than the flu. He has prostate cancer – Rhabdomyosarcoma - a mouthful for a 9-year-old.
"It's not normally in prostate, and it's definitely not usually in 9-year-old boys," Zona Storie said.
Trevor said his rare cancer, a lot more common in older men, has made him famous.
"Everybody knows us, let's put it that way. He's the kid with prostate cancer because it must be that rare," Zona Storie said.
They have a year's worth of poking, prodding and intense chemotherapy treatments ahead of them.
"There's no football. There's no baseball. There's no dirt bikes," Zona Storie said. "There's no trampolines. All there is, is just trips to the doctor. Forty-two weeks until they tell us we're cancer free, huh? That's almost a year."
In the meantime, Trevor's mom and dad say they'll do everything they can to make him feel as normal as possible - including shaving their own heads.
The Storie family knows how to fight. Both of Trevor's parents lost their mothers to cancer.
But his doctors have told them the outcome for Trevor will be different - promising a 100-percent recovery.
"We just wanted to know he was going to be OK. We just wanted to know he was going to be OK," Zona Storie said. "We already lost two. We didn't want to lose another one."
For the Storie family, the medical bills are piling up, but the community is engaged in a big fundraising effort to help.
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