Mother recognized cancer early in her own child's eye - it was life-saving

Mother sees change in the son's eye - and possibly saves his life

Detecting cancer tumors quickly can save lives. This may also have been the case with a small child in the UK. His mother had noticed that one of the son's eyes had changed. The doctors then found a tumor. She had noticed the change thanks to a cancer awareness campaign.

Number of children with cancer is increasing

More and more people are getting cancer. Cancer rates are also increasing dramatically among teenagers and children. Complete healing is possible with many types of cancer. Provided the disease is diagnosed early. That is why it is important to recognize possible first signs of cancer. A woman from Great Britain is also aware of this and may have saved her son's life thanks to a cancer awareness campaign.

Awareness campaign after the death of a girl

According to a report in the British newspaper "Mirror", a mother from Worcester, England, discovered a deadly tumor behind her little son's eye thanks to a campaign to fight cancer.

At work, 37-year-old Rhiannon Malbas had received a card that covered the case of little Grace Kelly. The girl from England died of cancer in 2014 at the age of four.

After the child's death, the "Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust" association was founded, which provides information about the fatal illness.

Just a few days after Ms. Malba's cancer information was revealed, she noticed that the left eye of her two-year-old son Xavi had optically changed - an indication of cancer.

Child was treated in time

She went to the doctor with her child, who immediately issued a referral to a specialist. He discovered a large tumor behind the eye.

Now, after months of chemotherapy and laser therapy, growth has shrunk and doctors hope that Xavi will fully recover.

"If we had waited longer, he would have lost his eye," the mother told the newspaper.

White spot on the eye

The boy's treatment was apparently successful. "The doctors are satisfied with Xavi's progress," said the 37-year-old.

According to the newspaper report, she has now discovered a photo of her son's baptism that shows a white dot on his left eye, another possible indication of cancer in children.

She said: "I was shocked that the tumor was there six months after birth but was not discovered." (Ad)

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