Another major op for Bradley

Bradley Lowery (2) who suffers from neuroblastoma, with mum Gemma, dad Carl and brother Kieran (11), pictured at their home in Blackhall
Bradley Lowery (2) who suffers from neuroblastoma, with mum Gemma, dad Carl and brother Kieran (11), pictured at their home in Blackhall
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A BRAVE two-year-old battling a rare cancer is facing the next stage of his fight for life.

Little Bradley Lowery, who suffers from neuroblastoma, has started his latest round of chemotherapy.

This is in preparation for an operation to remove a tumour from his chest at the end of next month.

Mum Gemma Lowery, 30, from Blackhall, said: “This is his last dose of chemotherapy before his big operation on his chest. It needs to be at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle as they need all the specialist heart equipment as the tumour is wrapped around arteries going to his heart as well as his main artery.”

The toddler was diagnosed earlier this year, and tests showed the cancer started in his adrenal glands, with tumours then developing in his chest, lymph nodes, bones and bone marrow.

The Mail reported last month that the youngster had an operation to remove the tumour in his stomach, but medics were only able to remove three quarters of the mass.

Events are continuing to raise funds for £500,000 treatment in the US in case of a relapse, including a charity football match at East Durham College tomorrow at 11am, between Peterlee Police and staff from training provider Profound Services.