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Alexander Vinson to start treatment again after results show a growth on his spine

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w673-alexcander-vinsonSEVEN months after receiving the all-clear from doctors, latest scan results have shown four year-old Alexander Vinson has a growth on his spine.

Alexander travelled to America with his parents in December 2015 to receive proton beam therapy for a brain tumour. But one year on, Alexander’s parents have broken the news on Facebook that he will be starting treatment again as a recent scan showed a growth on his spine.

Alexander’s mum Raluca said, “This will come as a shock, like it shocked us, the last scan results for Alexander had shown a growth in his spine. We are devastated. It’s awful, it’s heartbreaking and unbelievably unfair.

“The doctors aren’t sure whether the growth on his spine is the same that was in his head so he’s had a biopsy and we will wait and see. They did say that if the tumour came back, it could appear anywhere in his body so they think it could perhaps be the same.

“He’s had a small amount of radiotherapy and depending on what the results of the biopsy say, we will discuss the options with the doctors as to how we go forward with treatment.

“We are taking each day as it comes as we don’t know what is around the corner. We’re trying to make the most of the time we have.

“Alexander is quite happy in himself. We recently celebrated his 4th birthday which was lovely. We had friends and family with us and he enjoyed himself.

“The support from everyone has been lovely and we are very thankful. We really couldn’t do it without our friends and family.”