According to the Mayo Clinic, neuroblastoma is a form of cancer that frequently effects children that are five years or younger. It’s thought to be the result of “immature nerve cells” and can form in several areas of the body, but is most often located near the adrenal glands.
Treatment normally can include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, a bone marrow transplant, or some new treatments known as immunotherapy. A patient’s procedure for treatment is determined based on the stage of their neuroblastoma. The 5-year survival rate varies but is usually higher than 50%.
Molly Hughes, a 21-month-old child, was found by doctors to have stage 4 neuroblastoma in 2017. Her mom, Chelsea Hughes, told CNN that the cancer had spread through her body by the time that doctors found it.
In order to combat the disease, Molly was going to be subjected to very painful treatments. Over the next 15 months, the little girl spent a total of 130 days in the hospital where she underwent chemotherapy, stem cell transplants, surgery, radiation, and immunotherapy.
“We’re just thankful that she made it through all that treatment,” Chelsea said. “It was tough. She got really, really sick. The treatments are just so harsh on [children’s] bodies.”
Chelsea also told news sources that one of Molly’s treatments ended up causing hearing loss for the child, leading her to have to wear a hearing aid.
Celebrating our little wonder woman’s last day of treatment!! Molly finishes her oral medicine tonight & that is the end…
After five terrible instances of chemotherapy, Chelsea got an important phone call.
“I kinda just fell to the ground after I got off the phone and I just hugged for her like five minutes,” she told WKBO.
The little girl who had gone through more than some individuals will in their entire life got the word that her cancer had gone into remission. Molly’s family was amazed.
In wake of Molly’s good news, her family is planning on taking a trip to the beach for a little relaxation. During the treatment, little Molly wasn’t able to play in water, which is something she loves to do.
Prayers for this family and all that they have gone through!
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