Cancer Passed From Mother to Child

Cancer Passed From Mother to Child

Doctors, who are treating a nine-month-old girl, suffering from cancer, said that it is the first case, which they have been handling in which a mother has passed on cancer to her child. Addison Cox, who is admitted in Phoenix Children's Hospital, has been suffering from melanoma cancer.

Her mother Brian Cox, who lost her life on February 12 after suffering from last stage metastatic melanoma cancer, has passed on the cancer to her daughter at the time when she was in her womb. Doctors tried hard to save Brian’s life and even treated her with FDA drug, which was specially issued for her, but they could not save her.

Cancer had spread in her majority of body parts including kidneys, liver, brain, shoulder and tongue at the time when she was expecting Addison. Her family members are shocked that doctors were not able to detect the cancer in mother and daughter.

Doctors were of the view that Brain used to forget things and her skin used to swallow, but both the things are normal in pregnancy. This is the reason that they did not bother to have cancer tests for Brian.

When Brian got diagnosed with the cancer then she insisted doctors to examine Addison for cancer. But doctors said that Addison cannot get cancer as it is not possible. On repeated requests of Brian, doctors conducted tests and found her suffering from the same cancer and that too on the same places where her mother had the cancer.

They said that it is the first time they have heard such case and the ninth case since 2003 across the globe. Doctors have given Addison two more years to live, but the drug is reducing the tumor. "She makes you open up your heart. We pray for miracle. It was devastating”, said Sarah Gasper, a family friend.


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