Doctors give Zac best news in ages

Zac Knighton-Smith's family have been told there is currently no trace of cancer in his body
Zac Knighton-Smith's family have been told there is currently no trace of cancer in his body

A little boy who has been fighting cancer for more than three years has been told by his doctors they can find no trace of the disease.

Zac Knighton-Smith, eight, was given the good news by doctors this week after his latest scans came back clear.

Since being diagnosed with acute neuroblastoma in 2009 the Rushden youngster has undergone operations and chemotherapy and has had to have treatment abroad.

His grandmother, June Knighton, of Stanwick, said: “This means at the minute the doctors can’t see any disease in his abdomen which is where the tumours were.

“When Zac rang me with the news from the hospital I wanted to cry. This is the best news we’ve had but we’re not letting ourselves be more than cautiously optimistic. We were in a similar position before and then we found out the cancer was in his lymph nodes so we daren’t get too excited.”

Although the latest development is good news for Zac he will continue to be monitored and still has more treatment ahead of him. He is still having homeopathic treatments, follows a strict organic diet and uses an infra-red sauna to help to rid his body of toxins.

Zac will also return to Germany soon for more treatment to boost his immune system.

In addition doctors are arranging for Zac to have his stem cells harvested in case they are needed in future to help him recover should the disease return.

Mrs Knighton said: “He has put on weight and for the first time in ages he’s got his appetite back. This week he has also done a couple of full days at school which again is the first time he has been able to do so in ages.”