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Bradley Lowery's Family Reveal His 'Last Cancer Option' Has Failed

Bradley Lowery's Family Reveal His 'Last Cancer Option' Has Failed

The family of Bradley Lowery have revealed his 'last option' treatment to rid him of cancer has failed.

The five-year-old Sunderland fan, from Blackhall in County Durham, has touched hearts across the world as they followed his battle with neuroblastoma - a rare form of child cancer.

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Bradley's supporters hoped he may be able to receive new treatment in an effort to tackle his disease.

Credit: Facebook

However, a post on his campaign Facebook page, written by his mother Gemma, revealed his cancer fight had suffered a significant setback.

It read: "We have just got back from the hospital with news no parent should ever have to hear ...

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"Scan results show treatment that Bradley has been receiving is not working, this means we will not get him cancer-free as this was our last option.

"We can still go to London and receive the trial there, however this a phase 1 trial and hasn't shown any success in neuroblastoma up to now.

"We are understandably heartbroken about the recent news, hearing this type of thing never gets easier.

"We don't know how long it will be before the cancer wins, but what we do know is that we will continue to make memories and enjoy our super hero every second of the day.

Credit: Twitter

"Thank you to everyone for all your support."

Bradley had just been signed up to take part in a new therapy at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Neuroblastoma is a rare cancer with an unknown cause that affects babies and young children.


Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe has been a regular visitor to his hospital bedside. Defoe also recently led Bradley out as the England team's mascot at Wembley and Sunderland's mascot at the Stadium of Light.

Bradley has also been given an honorary place in tomorrow's Grand National and at Christmas he received thousands of cards of support from all over the world.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

 

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