GOOD NEWS: Little Havana McGregor, 5, was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer. But the family has been told the tumour is now 'non-enhancing'.
GOOD NEWS: Little Havana McGregor, 5, was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer. But the family has been told the tumour is now 'non-enhancing'.

'Best news ever': Coast girl's aggressive tumour update

IT broke our hearts when little Havana McGregor told her mother she thought she wasn't beautiful after losing her hair to a rare, aggressive cancer.

On August 22, the five-year-old was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma: a tumour close to Havana's spine.

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The heartbreaking news meant Havana and her mother Natasha were rushed to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane for immediate chemotherapy treatment.

 

FAMILY: Little Havana McGregor, 5, was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer. She is pictured here with mum Natasha (far left), brother Karcha, 10, Natasha's partner, Shane Weston and Ozker, 10.
FAMILY: Little Havana McGregor, 5, was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer. She is pictured here with mum Natasha (far left), brother Karcha, 10, Natasha's partner, Shane Weston and Ozker, 10.

But after months of hospital stays, travelling back forth between the Coast and Brisbane, financial hardship and uncertainty, the family finally received some good news.

The family was told Havana's tumour was "non-enhancing", meaning most of the tumour was dead.

"The other side of the tumour is still there but it's not active," Ms McGregor said.

 

HEALING: Little Havana has recently received some good news from the doctors after she was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of bone cancer.
HEALING: Little Havana has recently received some good news from the doctors after she was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of bone cancer.

"I think of it like a shell, so you have the inside of the shell, and the outside is dead."

The tumour shell is now 5cm long, 4cm wide and 2cm deep, a significant difference to the once 10cm tumour that threatened to spread down her spine.

"This is the best news ever," Ms McGregor said.

"So, we will now finish off with the next six months in chemo to kill this shell.

"I will pray every night that this shell is demolished and be gone."

A GoFundMe page was created and raised more than $7000 to help with Havana's medical costs.


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