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The boy's watery eye leads to cancer diagnosis

The cancer had caused the bone structure of Harri's eye to move and demanded several types of therapy to treat.[4659003]…

The cancer had caused the bone structure of Harri’s eye to move and demanded several types of therapy to treat.
[4659003] A 4-year-old mother who thought that her son’s water’s eyes were either common cold or a case of conjunctivitis spells out after the boy’s symptom was actually a sign of rare cancer. 1

9659004] “It’s so rare and unexpected that it’s hard to look for,” Carly Cooke, Harri Cookes mother, told Caters News Agency.


When Gloucestershire’s boy’s face began to swell, his mother took him for further testing. In January, he was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare type of bone or soft tissue cramps that may occur in the legs, arms, feet, hands, chest, pelvis, spine, skull or other parts of the body. According to the National Cancer Institute, it is most common in adolescents and young adults and can cause pain or swelling, lumps, fever or broken bones.

“It did not seem to bother him, he was so happy all the time,” said Mom Caters. “But when his face began to swell we were referred from our GP (general practitioner) to an eye specialist. When we arrived, six doctors arrived and they seemed really worried. “

Cooke said that cancer had caused the bone structure of the son’s eye to change and six days after diagnosis he began treatment including travel to the United States family and friends helping to fund his blood transfusions, chemotherapy and proton beam treatment.


The boy’s cancer is now in remission, but Cooke and her husband, James, are concerned about the potential future damage that the treatment may have caused.

“The drug is so much harder for children” , told Caters. “Harri treatment means that he can have growth problems, teeth problems and is more likely to get cancer later in life.”

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