BRAVE Edie Molyneux has received fantastic news that her inoperable brain tumour is less active after a month of treatment in Mexico. 

Three-year-old Edie from Tranmere, was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) last year and travelled to Mexico in January to receive IA chemotherapy and immunotherapy not available in the UK.

A ballpark figure for the treatment is around £300,000 but the family have had to increase their Spider-Ede Appeal total to £700,000 following advice from other parents currently in Mexico.

So far £110,635 has been raised of the £700,000 target.

On Monday, February 12 doctors told Edie and her family that although the area of the tumour looks bigger, it is less active and seems to be dying.

Edie's mum Ashleigh said: “Edie had a follow up appointment on Monday and from what the doctors have said it’s pretty positive.

“The area of enhancement from the first scan, although bigger, was no longer enhanced.

“This could mean that the tumour is actually dying.

“Another good thing was the spectroscopy values, in particular choline, the amount of choline present tells you how much cellular membrane turnover there is, or in other words how active the tumour is.

“Well the value of choline has halved since the last MRI.

“This would say that the growth of the tumour is caused by necrosis (tumour cell death) and inflammation.

“With these results Edie is now a perfect candidate to be given another type of drug that makes the tumour more receptive to chemotherapy and immunotherapy drugs and we start her with those tomorrow.

“Hopefully we can build on this and continue breaking the tumour down to nothing.”

Edie's latest 'Hero Diaries' update

Last week, Edie had to have a shunt fitted to allow fluid to move from her brain to another part of her body.

This cost the family £8,760 alone without any other treatment such as IA chemotherapy or immunotherapy.

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