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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Decision on treatment for Devon boy with brain tumour

Sally and Neon Roberts. Credit: PA

A High Court judge is expected to decide if a boy with cancer can have radiotherapy, against his mother's wishes.

Sally Roberts went missing with seven year old Neon from Tiverton to stop him having surgery on his brain tumour.

He had the operation on Wednesday, after a judge's ruling. Doctors say it went well.

Ms Roberts is fighting for Neon to have alternative treatment because she is worried about side-effects.

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