“Miracle girl” Milli Lucas contracts cancer for third time
A patient of neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo dubbed the “miracle girl” has had to undergo another lifesaving surgery after her cancer returned.
The family of Amelia “Milli” Lucas have revealed the young girl has been diagnosed with cancer for a third time and is now in hospital undergoing risky brain surgery.
The first time Milly battled terminal cancer was when she was nine years old and was expected to live for only 12 weeks.
After experimental surgery, 98 per cent of her cancer was removed.
She has now been alive and healthy for years since her original diagnosis, causing her recovery to be dubbed a miracle.
But now, her concerned parents revealed the tragic news yesterday, that her third diagnosis has led to more treatment.
Milli underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy when she first diagnosed with a very aggressive brain tumour, a Grade VI Glioblastoma, in 2016.
However, in May 2019, the cancer once again reared its ugly head.
Due to the cancer being in her brain, many doctors refused to operate as the tumour was in a high-risk “no-go zone”.
“We were devastated when Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) put Milli into Palliative Care and advised that there was nothing more that they could do,” the family wrote on their website, Team Millstar.
“PCH advised that they were unable to operate, and the chemotherapy Milli had received in addition to radiotherapy was not working and no further treatment was possible.”
But thanks to renowned neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo who agreed to operate on Milli, 98 per cent of her cancer was removed.
The remaining two per cent was removed by doctors in Germany.
And now that the cancer has returned, she’s back on the operating table with Dr Teo.
“Milli is currently in Sydney with her man Charlie again,” the family said in a statement.
“She had surgery on Monday & the disease was removed.
“Milli went back to surgery on Tuesday to release pressure. She remains in ICU and has another operation scheduled for Monday.
“We ask that you keep her in your thoughts & further updates will be provided when possible”.
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