A little girl with a cancerous tumor immersed in her mouth is being flown from Malaysia to London for treatment t
- Ainul Mardhiah Ahmad Safiuddin developed the growth after three months of age
- The extraconadal stone cell tumor is now thought to be nine months old
- It happens when cells that form sperm and eggs are misplaced in the womb t
A little girl with a huge cancerous tumor covering her mouth is flown to the UK for treatment.
Ainul Mardhiah Ahmad Safiuddin has been receiving chemotherapy since she was three months old – but has done little to slow the growth.
An extragonadal germ-cell tumor is now believed to be nine months old, occurring when cells that usually form sperm and eggs are misplaced in the womb.
Ainul is due to travel from her home in Ayer Molek's state constituency, in Malacca State southwest, Malaysia, to London for an MRI scan and follow-up treatment.
Her father Ahmad Safiuddin Ahmad Razak, 24, has thanked those who gave her a trip to his daughter, adding that the family are now waiting for the tickets to be processed.
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Ainul Mardhiah Ahmad Safiuddin has a huge cancerous tumor on her mouth (pictured)
In the picture as a newborn baby, the young person appeared healthy until the mass began to grow when she was about three months old. Despite having chemotherapy, the treatment has not been able to stop the tumor swallowing the nine month old jaw t
Two doctors from a private hospital in Malaysia will fly with the family to London, where another doctor will probably greet them at the airport.
Mr Razak said that flying could be dangerous for her daughter because of her condition. He did not confirm which London hospital his daughter will be treated in.
So it's not known whether Ainul therapy will be in a private clinic or on the NHS, which can cost health visitors.
The young person will have an MRI scan in London before making a decision on how to treat them. An MRI was also carried out in Malaysia but the results were said to be inconclusive.
Nulul Erwani Zaidi, Ainul's mother, aged 24, also claims that her daughter's tumor continues to grow even though she has had chemotherapy since she was three months old.
The parents add their daughter increasingly vigorously and they can no longer move her little body.
Ainul's tumor is thought to be derived from germ cells, which are common in sperm and eggs. So cell cell tumors are most common in the ovaries or testicles.
However, sometimes germ cells can be left in other parts of the body when a baby develops in the womb.
Otherwise, the cancer can start in the ovaries or the testicles and spread them very early, with the original tumor either disappearing or too small for & # 39 w find.
Anil's tumor (seen on the left) is said to have left the young person unable to move. Her parents Ahmad Safiuddin Ahmad Razak (pictured right) and Nurul Erwani Zaidi (on the left) have thanks to those who gave her a flight from their native Malaysia to the UK. for treatment
WHAT IS AN EXTERNAL GERM-CELL TOROR?
A germ-cell tumor extragonadal occurs when a cancer develops from germ cells outside the ovaries or the testicles.
Germ cells usually develop into sperm and eggs. So these tumors usually occur in the ovaries or testicles because this is where germs cells are.
However, sometimes germ cells can be left in other parts of the body during the development of an unborn baby.
Otherwise, germ-cell extragonadal tumors can occur when cancer spreads from the ovaries or the testicles very early, with the original mass disappearing or too small for & # 39 t w find.
These tumors often occur in the brain, the back of the abdomen or the chest area between the lungs.
The germ-cell Extragonadal tumors are very rare, and their exact incidence is not known.
Treatment depends on the type of tumor a patient has. It can include chemo, radiotherapy, surgery or a combination of the three.
Source: Cancer Research UK