Isla Caton, 5, free of aggressive childhood cancer after being given a four per cent chance of living

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The family of five-year-old Isla Caton who was diagnosed with an aggressive childhood cancer say she is now free of the disease.

Her family from Hornchurch in east London raised thousands of pounds to pay for special treatment in Barcelona.

Doctors say scans don't show any more signs of cancer but she stills needs more medical care to make sure the cancerous cells do not return.

She was given three months to live - that's what we were told. We decided to go to Barcelona for a treatment we were told was not available in the UK - and, six, seven months later this is where we are!

NIKKI CATON & MICHAEL HOOK - Isla's parents
Isla Caton Credit: Family video

In 2017 Isla was given the slimmest chance of survival. The cancer had spread to her bones and bone marrow - effectively covering her whole body in cancer.

She had repeated courses of chemotherapy, hundreds of blood transfusions, dozens of radiotherapy sessions along with many more treatments.

Her parents are life long West Ham fans and her story caught the imagination of football fans all over the world, with hundreds of thousands of pounds being raised to pay for treatment.

I’ve got close family friends who are close to her and she had been given a four per cent chance of living, so it’s incredible what the doctors and her treatment have done for her.

Mark Nobile, Captain of West Ham United