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Doctor's Don't Figure Out What Is Happening To Girl's Eyes Until It's Too Late

A doctor's misdiagnosis can sometimes be harmless but for Stella Robson, a 6-year-old with a lump behind her eye, it was anything but. It turns out, that what the first doctor thought was just a regular infection was actually much worse.

Stella's mom, Gaylene Robson, knew that it wasn't just an ordinary eye infection when the antibiotics and creams did nothing to stop the swelling. So, she took her daughter to get a second opinion with an ophthalmologist. After an emergency CT scan at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, it was concluded that the 6-year-old had cancer, not an infection. After two days of hectic consultations–which gathered six extremely interested eye experts around a scan of her head–Stella went into surgery to remove the tumor.

Surgery was successful, but her battle wasn't over. She needed 12 weeks of chemotherapy and steroids to make sure the cancer stayed away. While recounting the year-long ordeal, Ms. Robson said, "It was quite a little roller-coaster for her, she'd be emotional and hungry and tired, then she'd recover for a week and then it would be time to get back in and have another lot of treatment."

Today, Stella is clear of the rare cancer and is back to her normal, happy self. The family couldn't be happier and thanks the Royal Children's Hospital for their first-class treatment.

Source: Mail Online
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