Doctors help cancer boy, 5, with Hulk suit

Callum Peers wore a special suit straight from the superhero's wardrobe to take on neuroblastoma. Pic: SWNS
Callum Peers wore a special suit straight from the superhero's wardrobe to take on neuroblastoma. Pic: SWNS
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DOCTORS gave a young cancer sufferer superhuman strength by creating a special Hulk suit for him to undergo radiotherapy.

Callum Peers, five, wore the body cast to keep him still while battling neuroblastoma.

Pictured - Callum Peers of Leigh, Lancs., with the 'Hulk Cast' he had to wear during his treatment. See Ross Parry Copy RPYHULK : This incredible youngster found the strength to battle a life-threatening condition by dressing as THE HULK. Brave Callum Peers, five, wore a special suit straight from the superhero's wardrobe to take on a lethal strain of childhood cancer neuroblastoma. The cast held his body in place during weeks of radiotherapy as his parents nervously waited to see if he was strong enough to survive.''Thomas Temple/rossparry.co.uk

Pictured - Callum Peers of Leigh, Lancs., with the 'Hulk Cast' he had to wear during his treatment. See Ross Parry Copy RPYHULK : This incredible youngster found the strength to battle a life-threatening condition by dressing as THE HULK. Brave Callum Peers, five, wore a special suit straight from the superhero's wardrobe to take on a lethal strain of childhood cancer neuroblastoma. The cast held his body in place during weeks of radiotherapy as his parents nervously waited to see if he was strong enough to survive.''Thomas Temple/rossparry.co.uk

Callum’s mum Nicola Cunnings, 31, said: “The cancer was at stage four which was the worst one.

“They said it was up to Callum to fight it and he might not pull through, but if they didn’t think that he had a chance then they wouldn’t have started the

treatment.

“He loves superheroes so they gave him a suit like The Hulk which helped to make him all big and strong.”

Callum, from Leigh, Greater Manchester, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in June 2013 after Nicola and his dad Alan Peers, 51, noticed he became unwell.

“He started with a high temperature, then went off his food and stopped playing,” said Nicola, who is Callum’s full-time carer.

“He had been fine but then he complained of being tired all the time and that’s when it all started.

“He started dragging his left leg when he was walking and he had a lump on the front of his head and two on his neck that turned out to be tumours.”

Callum, who lives with siblings Jake, 14, Joshua, 13, Bethany, 12, and Cameron, four, was told he was in remission the week before Christmas last year.

And he has now been allowed to start school, after missing his entire first year due to the cancer.

Callum was recently nominated for a Little Star Award by Cancer Research UK for his bravery throughout his fight with cancer.

He was also visited in hospital by England footballer Steven Gerrard, who praised him for his recovery.