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Vibe receives a stem cell transplantation in Rigshospitalet, the main hospital of Copenhagen, Denmark. The fluid that gets injected into her veins by the nurse on the left is only 4 degrees Celsius. It is very painful for her, giving her nausea and stomach ache. The purpose of the transplantation is to help her immune system to recover after a high dosage chemotherapy treatment. Vibe's mother Helle is on the right. ..In 2007 it was diagnosed that Vibe had a brain tumour. Because of the location of the tumour it was not possible to surgically remove it, so instead Vibe received 30 radiation treatments, four chemotherapy treatments, three high dosage chemotherapy treatments and a number of experimental chemotherapy treatments. In January 2009 Vibe lost the fight against the tumour..Children get other types of cancer than adults. For example Leukaemia and brain tumours are common with children, while they almost never get lung or breast cancer. Brain tumours are the most common with children. Every year there are around 40 new cases of brain tumours with children in Denmark...Photo by Thomas Lekfeldt /Ekstra Bladet /Moment..IMPORTANT NOTE: Only sales of this story with prior approval of the photographer. firstname.lastname@example.org / +45 5156 1940.
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