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Cancer patient's 70 tumors disappear within weeks

By Owen Weldon     Feb 26, 2014 in Odd News
Ian Brooks, 47, from the UK, is clear of growths just two weeks after he started a new treatment that acts like an armor-piercing shell.
According to Mirror, Brooks had 70 tumors located throughout his body, and he was running out of treatment options for the rare form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
However, consultants The Christie Hospital in Manchester looked at Brooks' scan two weeks after starting the new treatment, Brentuximab Vedotin, and his body was clear of tumors.
Brooks is the first person located outside the US, according to Metro, to be given the drug, which is now available to NHS patients through the Cancer Drugs Fund.
Brooks was diagnosed back in 2001, and treatment helped him, but the cancer struck again in 2008. It came back, even after he got a stem cell transplant, and then it spread throughout his body and he was expected to live for only a few weeks.
According to Daily Star, Brentuximab Vedotin puts patients into deep remission, which means that there are no signs of cancer, and there are no symptoms of it. The drug has a few side effects, but it can be administrated rapidly.
As of now Brooks is in remission and doctors said that they are becoming more confident about him.
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