On January 7th, 2013 Bradley Lowery, of the UK, was diagnosed with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is a form of cancer that forms in immature nerve cells in the body. It is commonly found in or around the adrenal glands and affects kids younger than 5 years of age; Bradley turned two on May 17th, 2013.
Bradley’s cancer was found in his adrenal glands and has now spread to his chest, lungs, lymph nodes, bone and bone marrow. As of May, Bradley gone through his 5th lot of chemotherapy. Doctors say that those with neuroblastoma have a 50/50 chance of survival along with an 80% chance he could relapse.
Bradley’s family is campaigning to raise £500,000 so he can fight any relapses he may have. There is no relapse treatment in the UK so he will have to be flown to the United States to be treated. More rounds of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery and immunotherapy will be used to prevent a relapse.
Follow Bradley’s story on is Facebook page, Bradley Lowery’s Fight Against neuroblastoma or follow him on Twitter at @Bradleysfight. There is also a video of fundraising efforts on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcpmqS_4W5k).
All information taken from: http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/local/cancer-fighting-bradley-s-birthday-milestone-1-5691156