Archer’s chemotherapy story
Claire Bermingham of Lennox Head said her son Archer, 4, still suffered from his 2019 vincristine treatment for leukaemia and doctors estimated the side-effects would last eight years.
“Archer has peripheral neuropathy, foot drag, headaches, jaw pain and occasional raspy voice,” Mrs Bermingham said.
“He can’t take stairs, hold a pen, write his name, use scissors or do lots of other things children his age can do.
“People think once treatment is over and the cancer is in remission, that it’s all over – that’s not the reality.”
Mrs Bermingham said she was delighted to hear about the discovery at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience.
“It’s great that researchers are prioritising kinder, gentler cancer treatments for children,” she said.
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