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Cancer Treatment Fight

A mother from Devon has begun an appeal to prevent her seven year old son from having radiotherapy for cancer. Sally Roberts lost a high court battle last month to prevent Neon being treated for his brain tumour

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Mother may agree to cancer treatment for her son

A woman who ran away with her seven-year-old son to stop him having cancer treatment said she will agree to radiotherapy if doctors find his brain tumour has returned.

Sally Roberts from Devon disappeared with Neon after a dispute with her estranged husband Ben over the boy's condition and treatment.

But doctors said Neon could die within months without radiotherapy and Ms Roberts has now backed down, saying her son will have to have the treatment if irregularities on a recent scan prove to be sinister. A further court hearing is scheduled for December 18.

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