Medical history created after UK toddler gets injected with eye cancer cure
London: An 18-month-old girl in UK, who is suffering from eye cancer, is paving way for better cancer cures after getting injected with drugs to battle her disease rather than undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
Eliza Deakin was diagnosed with aggressive retinoblastoma when she was just six weeks old after her mother Lucy noticed that there was something wrong with her left eye, the Daily Express reported.
Explaining why she choose to get her daughter injected behind the iris with a short 0.2mm needle once a week for six weeks, Lucy said that radiotherapy carries the risk of further cancer developing or the removal of her eye and she wanted to save her life and her sight if she can.
Lucy added that she hopes the new drugs work.
Deakin's doctor and ophthalmologist Ashwin Reddy said that if successful, the treatment could be used more often in the UK.
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