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article image8-year-old girl is the first to beat brain cancer

By Walter McDaniel     Jun 12, 2014 in Science
An inspiring story of survival is the buzz across the medical field: A small girl by the name of Claudia Burkill has managed to overcome a malignant brain tumor.
The diagnosis was grim for young Claudia. The family had been told multiple times that she only had a few weeks to live. Her cancer was metastatic pineblastoma which is incredibly invasive. Only five percent of patients survive it only to have a recurrence or other complications.
So when we say that she "beat" brain cancer we mean that she not only survived it but the cancer appears to be gone completely. 44 sessions of radiotherapy are to thank for this. Claudia did suffer some brain damage but it could have been much worse.
While the cancer does appear to be gone completely there is still a chance of a recurrence in any case. We hope that this does not come to pass but we will continue to cover future developments if at all possible.
Journalists from all over the world are rushing to cover the story. This gives hope for those who were beginning to wonder whether traditional treatment can work for certain cancers. Apparently in this inspiring story it did.
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