In November 2019 our lives were turned upside down when our beautiful 3 year old daughter was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour which due to its location cannot be removed.
Elsie was unwell for a few days with sickness and headaches which then led on to one of her eyes not responding, we knew something wasn’t right. Elsie had Hydrocephalus which is fluid build up on the brain which can be life threatening if untreated, luckily we had caught it in time. The tumour has been pushing on her ventricals which release the fluid. Thankfully after 2 operations the surgeons managed to relive the pressure by making a tiny hole in her brain.
We are exploring private treatments which the NHS cannot offer, we want the best treatment for our little girl. We have been told its inopperable due to its location as its right in the center of her brain, the Thalamus, also that chemo will only shrink it.
At the Harley Street Clinic, they are able to provide MRI-guided laser ablation using a Visualase™ system, which helps to treat tumours that were previously thought to be inoperable. A thin laser probe is inserted through a small hole into the brain. The tip of this probe emits laser energy to destroy the tumour while leaving surrounding healthy tissue undamaged unlike chemotherapy which also destroys healthy cells and brain tissue.
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