- The parents of a 6-year-old girl assumed she had a simple eye infection but it really was an unusual cancerous tumor
- Even the tumor around the eye was removed she had to get 12 weeks of chemotherapy
- Now Stella is completely cancer-free
When 6-year-old Stella Robson parents noticed her eye getting red, puffy, and swollen, her parents thought she had an eye infection but few days after being treated with antibiotics and noticing that her eye didn´t heal and got significantly worse over time, they decided to go deeper and find what their girl had; but the diagnostic really shocked them, the little girl had an unusual cancerous tumor.
Stella ´s parents said that they noticed her eye was red and puffy and assumed it was a simple eye infection, suspicion that was supported by doctors who prescribed the Australian girl some antibiotics to clear it up but the problem got worse.
The nervous mother, Gaylene, decided to seek a second opinion and after the ophthalmologist recommended a CT scan and consultations with a team of doctors, it became clear that Stella had an unusual kind of cancerous tumor.
Called cell histiocytosis, the cancer attacked Stella’s bone tissue and then formed a tumor. Unfortunately, the cancer wasn’t caught until it had already started growing into the orbital bone around her eyeball.
The tumor was growing rapidly and becoming more dangerous every second that passed so doctors had to act quickly and admitted Stella for surgery as soon as they could.
The surgery was a success but the little girl had to be scheduled for 12 weeks of chemotherapy to get rid of the remaining cancerous cells around the eye and prevent the tumor from spreading to other parts of Stella’s body.
Now Doctors say that Stella is completely cancer-free little girl.