THE family of a four-year-old boy who has been battling cancer for more than a year said they are ‘ecstatic’ after finding out he is in remission.

Charlie Procter, from Church, recently underwent surgery at Birmingham Children’s Hospital to remove tumours from his liver.

Doctors have now officially said Charlie is in remission after receiving the results at a check up at Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Charlie's mum Amber Schofield said she was still in shock after finding out the news.

The 23-year-old said: “We’re all still in disbelief.

“He had a 20 per cent chance of survival, that’s the hard part to believe.

“He was well happy when he found out.

“I think that has been our best moment.”

The family also said that Charlie is doing ‘better than ever’ and is gaining weight and strength, and his hair is also growing back.

Charlie had previously been told that he had just a 20 per cent of survival following his diagnosis with Hepatoblastoma, a rare form of liver cancer.

His AFP level, a blood test which detects certain forms of cancer, is now within normal levels found in a healthy child, doctors said.

Charlie still has three small tumours in each lung, but his mum said that doctors believe they are not harmful.

The family were previously raising money to take Charlie to America for surgery on his lungs not available in this country.

Miss Schofield said they are awaiting Dr Geller at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to check over the scans and see what further treatment Charlie may need if any.

Now the family will continue to monitor Charlie’s AFP level with regular checks to the hospital.

Miss Schofield said: “I had his funeral songs picked and now he’s actually in remission. I can’t get my head around it.

“We can’t say what the future holds.

“We have decided not to ring ‘the end of treatment bell’ just yet as we don’t want to tempt fate. But it’s great news, we’re ecstatic.”

More than £112,000 had been raised by numerous events to fund Charlie’s potential trip to America.

Charlie had previously undergone more than 20 rounds of chemotherapy before new surgery in Birmingham became an option earlier this year.