A baby who was born with a large tumour on his leg has been spared chemotherapy and surgery, after whole genome sequencing at Addenbrooke’s revealed the lump was harmless.
“It was like a miracle, a miracle test that told us he didn’t have cancer and we could go back to our normal lives.” – Michael, Oliver’s father
Sara and Michael received concerning news about their baby Oliver just a few days before his birth. An ultrasound showed a large tumour on his right leg measuring approximately 6cm in length.
After his birth, blood tests were taken and within two days the family were referred to the paediatric oncology team at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH).
To read the full article and watch the video interviews with the parents and Dr Sam Behjati, please click this link: https://www.cuh.nhs.uk/news/genetic-test-rules-out-cancer-for-baby-oliver/