Antonio*, Aged 5, Mexico

We first met Antonio* when he was 5 years old. Read more and find out how with your support, World Child Cancer was able to help Antonio gain access to treatment in Oaxaca, Mexico

Five-year-old Antonio’s* first symptoms presented as a pain in his leg. Despite his mother’s best efforts, local doctors initially sent them away, saying the pain would subside with time. When Antonio’s* condition continued to worsen, the family sought private help which resulted in Antonio being unnecessarily operated on. It was only three months later and after he was transferred to Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña, that he was accurately diagnosed and was able to receive treatment for his cancer.⁠

World Child Cancer Young boy smiling in hospital bed Mexico

Antonio* responded well to treatment and once again has enough energy to play. Thanks to your support, Antonio* received the care he desperately needed.⁠

If detected early enough, childhood cancer can be cured. World Child Cancer is working to raise awareness of childhood cancer amongst healthcare workers in rural areas around the world. By quickening referral paths to hospitals with trained professionals, we can give children like Antonio* a faster route to better treatment.⁠

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*Names changed to protect identities

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