Lynear Johnson - update Feb. 1, 2006
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Doctor optimistic about teen beating skin cancer -mother
Wednesday, February 1st 2006
The Trinidadian doctor who is treating skin cancer teen Lynear Johnson is
optimistic that she can beat the cancer as he found that the disease had not
reached her bones, according to her mother, Vanessa Bellamy.
Bellamy told Stabroek News yesterday from Trinidad, where she is with her
daughter, that the doctor is awaiting the result of a biopsy that he did as
he wanted to conduct his own examination of the girl before commencing
treatment. She said he has cleaned the right side of Johnson's face, which
was attacked by the cancer. It has left a hole and he is talking about skin
grafting and maybe plastic surgery.
"He seems very happy and he tells me that the treatment would work," the
The mother and daughter left for Trinidad last week Thursday morning 18
months after the girl started battling the cancer.
Her treatment costs US$7,200 of which the government contributed US$5,000
and the remaining sum, along with money for airfare and accommodation, was
donated by public-spirited citizens. Bellamy is appealing to persons to
continue to support her daughter by making contributions to the National
Bank of Industry & Commerce (NBIC) 516-773-9 account number as she is not
sure how long the treatment would last.
Johnson is an albino, which means her skin has no protection from the sun.