MILLIE HEATON and her family received some good news at the weekend as recent scans appear to suggest that Millie’s bone marrow is clear.
Millie is suffering from stage four neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer, and is currently undergoing chemotherapy to combat the disease.
Millie has had reassessment tests over the last two weeks to see if her bone marrow is clear of the cancer. Lyndsay Heaton, Millie’s mum, said: “Millie’s consultant came to see us and had a look at her MIBG scan and she's quite confident her bone marrow is clear.”
Millie is due to go for a CT scan this week to check how big the primary tumour is in her stomach, as this hasn't been scanned since March.
If the surgeon believes the tumour is small enough, then the operation to remove it will go ahead in the next few weeks.
Lyndsay said:“We took Millie to Blackpool at the weekend to give her a little break after being so brave during her tests.
“She had a lovely time, even though the weather wasn’t great.
“So far, it’s looking positive for Millie.
“We’re just keeping our fingers crossed and are hoping for the best.”