This is how a two-year-old girl looked hours before her parents rushed her to Bristol Children’s Hospital’s A&E. Doctors at a different hospital had refused to move an appointment for a brain scan on Lara Willcox forward - despite the desperate pleas of her mum. At the children's hospital a cancerous brain tumour was found and, at last, treatment could begin. Lara Willcox could barely lift her head, would not move, had become extremely lethargic and was vomiting up to three times a day. But her parents had been told repeatedly by their GP and doctors at the Royal University Hospital (RUH) in Bath, Somerset, the toddler had “a reflux” and it would go away with medication, reports the Bristol Post . They begged doctors to bring forward a scan on their little girl, which had been scheduled for a routine slot in three months. But with Lara deteriorating quickly Aimee decided to ignore the Bath doctors’ advice and rushed her to Bristol Children's … [Read more...] about Mum shares picture of daughter doctors refused to scan for brain tumour
Symptoms of brain tumour
A mum, whose toddler daughter has a brain tumour, took her to the doctors seven times before anyone took her life-threatening condition seriously. Little 22-month Olivia's symptoms were dismissed as "daydreaming" but mum Lisa Taylor knew it was more. The tot kept losing her balance, had a lazy eye, would stare into the distance for ten seconds at a time and repeatedly covered her ears as if in pain. She actually had a huge tumour pressing on her optic nerve, which led her to going rapidly blind. The tumour is currently inoperable due to the severe risk to Olivia’s remaining eyesight. But doctors initially said Olivia was staring into the distance because she simply had her head in the clouds. Mrs Taylor, 33, said: "I was noticing little things so was taking her to the doctor quite a lot. "Eventually she started getting a bit of a squint in her right eye and this lazy eye was her main symptom. "We took her to an epilepsy specialist because she kept having blank outs where she … [Read more...] about Toddler with golf ball-size brain tumour says doctor dismissed symptoms
Teenager Rhudi Baume was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 13, after suffering from unbearable headaches for almost a year. Three years later, he is a true survivor – and well and truly kicking back at the disease by raising thousands of pounds for charity through football tournaments.So far Rhudi, from Strathblane, has collected almost £5500 for the Brain Tumour Charity.The inspirational youngster handed over a cheque recently to charity committee member Katie Grier from Kilsyth, the proceeds from his second five a side competition at the Allander Leisure Centre.More than 120 players, friends and family turned up to show their support.Rhudi’s mum Christine said: “Rhudi has made it his lifetime goal to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of brain tumours which sadly are often misdiagnosed.“His diagnosis was such a shock. “Thankfully, after surgery at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and a long road to recovery, he is back at school and … [Read more...] about Rhudi’s football tournaments tackle brain tumour funding
0 Comments Brain tumour survivor Danielle McGrisken opening Belfast beauty business with sister BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Danielle McGrisken and her sister Rebecca will tonight officially cut the tape on their new salon on Belfast’s Lisburn Road. The young Ballinderry woman tells Stephanie Bell how the expertise she gained as a fundraiser is proving an asset in her new career — and why she wants to give other women coping with illness the feelgood factor. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/brain-tumour-survivor-danielle-mcgrisken-opening-belfast-beauty-business-with-sister-36775700.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article36775695.ece/0a1d6/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-04-05_lif_39849755_I1.JPG Email Danielle McGrisken and her sister Rebecca will tonight officially cut the tape on their new salon on Belfast’s Lisburn Road. The young Ballinderry woman tells Stephanie Bell how the expertise she gained as a fundraiser is proving an asset in her new … [Read more...] about Brain tumour survivor Danielle McGrisken opening Belfast beauty business with sister
BRAIN tumours are abnormal cells that grow in the brain and can cause serious damage. But what are the signs of the serious condition and how easy are they to spot? Here's what we know and what to look out for... What is a brain tumour? A brain tumour is a growth of abnormal cells that grow on the organ and multiply and spread in an uncontrollable way. The growths can be benign, non-cancerous, which grow slowly and if treated are unlikely to reappear. However, cancerous brain tumours are more serious and some can start in the brain or spread there from cancer elsewhere in the body. Brain tumours are also graded on their seriousness, with grade one and two tumours being seen as low risk. While grade three and four tumours are seen as high risk and likely to return after treatment. What are the symptoms of a brain tumour? According to the NHS, the symptoms of a brain tumour depend on its severity and which part of the brain is affected. However, there are common signs that people … [Read more...] about What is a brain tumour and what are the symptoms and signs to look out for?