A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD girl has been hailed a medical mystery after her cancer went away.

Brooke Duncan, from Lossiemouth, Moray, had a tumour almost the size of a 10p piece growing in her eye.

There were fears the youngster, who went for a routine eye test after complaining of headaches, would need her right eye removed and months of gruelling chemotherapy. But tests have revealed the rare childhood cancer, retinoblastoma, has regressed.

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Her mother, Samantha, 27, said: "At the clinic [where she was tested] they said it can happen but they had never heard of it.

"I still can't get my head around the fact that cancer can just stop. It's a miracle.

"She really is one in a million. She's an enigma."

The cancer itself is rare, with only 50 children a year diagnosed with it in the UK.