Groundbreaking Cancer Treatment Saves Child with Rare Condition

A groundbreaking cancer treatment saved a young boy suffering from cancer. Reef Carneson, 12, was diagnosed with a…
Groundbreaking cancer treatment

A groundbreaking cancer treatment saved a young boy suffering from cancer. Reef Carneson, 12, was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer. This condition is always seen in adults that sunbathe without sun protection cream.

Reef was initially diagnosed with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in 2015; however, he used a chemotherapy cream that seemed to cure his skin by 2019. Unfortunately, the skin cancer had spread to his skull bones and his brain as of 2020.

It was a difficult time for Reef and his family. It was found that cancer had gotten to his lungs and people had told his family to say their goodbyes since he wouldn’t make it. However, luck shone on them when doctors said they would try a new treatment on Reef.

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This is the first time in the world this type of groundbreaking cancer treatment will be used on children to fight this type of cancer. Reef is also the first kid to go through Cemiplimab. Cemiplimab is programmed receptors that blocks antibody and makes the immune system of the patient detect cancer cells.

Reef who had suffered from immunological complications after surviving leukemia as a baby has continued to fight and his mom maintained that he is responding well to treatment.

It’s amazing. He is stable and we believe the treatment is working.  We feel unbelievably blessed at this time. We believe he is a miracle a thousand times over.

Reef’s mom

Reef who is responding positively to the treatment has mentioned that there are three things he wishes for which are; to visit a mall, go camping, and have a duck as a pet. He has now visited Newcastle’s Metro Centre mall, and he has two pet ducks, Daisy and Donald Duck.  He is yet to go camping.

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