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Doctors 'delighted' with cancer sufferer Kevin Carey's recovery after surgery

Treatment moving on to next stage

Doctors for a Northern Ireland man diagnosed with brain cancer and given just three months to live said they are "delighted" with his progress following surgery.

More than £235,000 was raised in 13 days to help Kevin Carey in his brave battle against an aggressive brain tumour.

The 35-year-old Portglenone man's last hope is pioneering immunotherapy treatment, which costs £205,000 and is only available privately. The therapy teaches the immune system to find and attack the brain cancer cells.

In the latest update on the GoFundMe his family said: "Doctors are delighted with Kevin's recovery, just 6 weeks after surgery and only 2 weeks into treatment.

"They are so happy, that they decided to allow Kevin to move onto the next stage of his treatment.

"Today, Kevin received two important immunotherapy drugs via I.V drips, over 5 hours.

"Kevin handled them very well, he is really tired after such a big day, but so relieved treatment is moving on in the right direction. We are so grateful to all the lovely staff, that took such good care of him today."

Kevin will be returning home for the weekend and is planning to return to London in two weeks time for further treatment.

"Thank you to everyone for your part in helping us paying for this treatment. Sending you all our love, and deepest gratitude, from the bottom of our hearts," the update ended.

Kevin was on a trip to Portstewart in July last year with Natasha when he suffered a number of seizures. A brain scan identified glioblastoma, an aggressive terminal brain tumour for which Kevin has already undergone surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

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