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Here we meet Charlie who was studying for her GCSEs at the time of her brain tumour diagnosis. Her diagnosis was a long time coming as she first started experiencing headaches at the age of 11, something that other people thought she was making up just to get out of school. Two brain haemorrhages later and Charlie was told she had a slow-growing tumour and PACKER chemotherapy was needed. Now Charlie has to deal with numerous late effects due to her cancer treatment however Charlie wouldn’t change any of her experiences at all and even hopes to return to college one day to sit her GCSEs.
Natasha was misdiagnosed for nine months and put on numerous tablets for her headaches, sickness, tiredness and dramatic vision changes. Her GP put down her symptoms as stress as 16-year-old Natasha was studying for her GCSE’s at boarding school. After […]
Months after her own Mum was diagnosed with cancer, April got the devastating news that she also had cancer after numerous visits to her GP who passed her headaches off as other conditions. April needed a shunt and surgery immediately […]
A revealing film on the important topic that is late diagnosis, young people share their experience on how doctors continued to miss their symptoms and how these impacted on their daily lives.
Sam was just three years old when his parents noticed that he wasn’t feeling well on a family holiday, weeks later he was then diagnosed with Leukaemia and then relapsed when he was six years old. At the time Sam […]