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Grammy-Winner Got A Call Every Parent Fears: His Son Had Cancer

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Michael Buble and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, have gone through some tough times together.

Buble and his family had a traumatic few months after his young son, Noah, was diagnosed with liver cancer.

While Lopilato was filming a movie in Buenos Aires, Argentina, their four-year-old son fell ill. She was told by doctors that her son had contracted mumps and had swollen glands. Noah’s pediatrician disagreed with the diagnosis and thought that it may be an infection. After prescribing the child antibiotics, they decided to do a full examination to be on the safe side.

"They ran lots of tests, blood analysis, everything," Lopitalo emotionally recalled. "When they did an ultrasound, they said they found something in his stomach. [Doctors] told us they weren’t sure what it was, but it was a tumor."

At the time Buble was in England, which left the 30-year-old mother to make an emergency decision.

"I couldn’t speak to him by phone. So I got on a flight," she explained. The family has a rule that if anything were to happen to them, they would travel to Los Angeles, which is the halfway point.

"Without speaking to Mike I took the flight," she continued, adding the Buble had a friend in LA who was an oncologist.

Fortunately the family was able to reunite that same day.

Once he received the devastating diagnosis, the 42-year-old “Haven’t Met You Yet” singer immediately cancelled all of his upcoming gigs, including a performance at the BBC music awards in December 2016.

The four-year-old was then thought to be going through chemotherapy in a attempt to battle the disease.

"We know he will. The time to start a long and very difficult treatment has come but it's got to be done. They say children are normally strong to put up with chemotherapy and my nephew is a warrior," Lopitalo’s sister said.

During the whole ordeal, the family tried to remain positive.

"There are things that happen in life that make you realize that the most important things that you think are important, really aren't," the actress shared. "The most important thing is to have faith and to be strong. There are nights that I still don't sleep and I pray to God because it's still a long process and the worst is over. Thank God."

Hepablastoma is a rare form of liver cancer that affects children under the age of five. It causes a tumor to form in the cells of the liver and if it’s not caught early enough than it can spread to the lungs.

Thankfully things seemed to look up for Noah and his family.  

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