JACOB Jones, the toddler diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in December 2017, has been declared cancer-free by doctors.

Doctors told Jacob’s family he had a 30-40 per cent chance of survival when they discovered a tumour on his kidney shortly before Christmas in 2017, and was subsequently diagnosed with neuroblastoma.

Jacob, three, has undergone surgery, periods of high-dose chemotherapy, and immunotherapy to treat his illness, and on Monday a consultant told Jacob’s family the cancer had gone. “We’re ecstatic,” Jacob’s mother Emma Williams said. “He has a little lump but [the doctors] are happy it’s scar tissue.”

Jacob, whose father Alwyn Jones is from Abergavenny, remains in hospital while he recovers from several infections, but this week’s good news has brought relief to the family after a strained 15 months.

Since Jacob’s diagnosis, his family and the local community have worked tirelessly to raise money for experimental treatment in the United States which is currently unavailable on the NHS.

Jacob will still require this treatment to ensure the cancer does not return, and with two months to go until treatment in the US is set to begin, the Jacob’s Fight appeal is still trying to raise another £50,000 to cover the costs of care and travel.

Ms Williams said: “There’s been so much response. Thank you to everyone at Jacob’s Fight for all the hard work they’ve done. It’s unbelievable.”

To find out more about the appeal and to donate, visit www.facebook.com/jacobwarrior