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Now aged nine, the youngster is just one of 60 people worldwide benefiting from the treatment, which unlike chemotherapy, is taken in tablet form. Mum Katie says: “There are far fewer side effects, and PixieBelle is able to pretty much carry on life on as normal. She loves to dance and perform and everything she has had to go through she has just embraced and pushed through.

Finally, in October 2021, PixieBelle was able to ring the final bell, indicating that she had reached the end of treatment. Looking at Pixie-Belle Sykes' adorable, smiling face, it is hard to believe that she faces the next year-and-a-half of her life undergoing chemotherapy for a rare brain tumour. In December 2018, after 21 weeks of chemotherapy, she had an adverse reaction to the drugs, and had to start all over again from week one, with different medication. It meant that PixieBelle, from Ashton-under-Lyne, had to endure a total of 111 sessions of treatment at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Pixie Belles come with interchangeable, and wearable tails! Swap them between Pixie Belles, or wear them in your hair, on your wrist, or even as a keychain! Arrived within the time slot I was given, although not quite the quality of brand name sweets, pleased enough with them, for the money 👍The non-cancerous tumour is putting pressure on her optic nerve and has already caused partial sight loss in her right eye.

News The inspiring five-year-old who is still smiling despite facing 84 weeks of chemotherapy for rare brain tumour Astonished doctors with her determination after battling her way through more than three years of chemotherapy for a rare brain tumour. Sadly, just three months later a scan showed signs that the tumour had regrown. Andy explains: “It was unexpected and we were stunned but it was something we had been warned by doctors could happen. However, we were delighted to get PixieBelle onto an experimental new medical trial pretty much straight away to target the tumour directly.”

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Pixie-Belle’s dad Andy said: “We initially thought it was just a case of weak eye muscle which was affecting Pixie’s eye; never for one second did we think it could be a brain tumour. Up until her diagnosis, Pixie had always been completely fit and healthy, a really happy young girl so we were stunned when we were told she had a brain tumour. The first is brand. Looking at the brand of the product is often a really good indicator for judging product quality. For example you’d expect a much higher quality product from a brand known for providing excellent quality than you would from an unknown or even a budget brand. But specialists say by building a new intra-operative MRI (iMRI) scanning suite, it would mean surgeons can scan a child and get real-time view of the brain while they’re still on the operating table. Read More Related Articles PixieBelle, nine, has endured four brain operations, lost her hair three times, and has also lost sight in one of her eyes after gruelling chemotherapy treatment.

Thousands of children undergo brain surgery at the hospital each year, and as it stands if one of them needed to be scanned during surgery, they face the risk of being moved out of theatre to another part of the hospital.Pixie-Belle, who lives in Ashton-under-Lyne, is now 12 weeks into her 84-week course of treatment which she began in July. The tumour is located behind her right eye and is pressing on her optic nerve which has already caused partial loss of sight in that eye. Pixie’s consultant wanted to preserve her vision as a priority and we were advised that the best course of treatment would be chemotherapy which started in July." Devastatingly, the MRI scan uncovered a brain tumour behind her right eye and the following week Pixie underwent a biopsy, which thankfully revealed that the tumour was non-malignant. I have had different sweets from other companies but the quality and choice at Pixie Bell is far superior. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. Thank you! 😋 Andy comments: “I signed up to fundraise for the hospital before we had any idea about Pixie-Belle’s condition. I tend not to believe in fate but it feels like fate now that we are under their care following Pixie-Belle’s diagnosis. The Charity’s latest Appeal is to help children like Pixie-Belle who have been diagnosed with brain tumours, so that’s what I’m passionate about fundraising for. Everyone at the hospital has been amazing and I can’t thank them enough for their care and expertise.”

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