Mother Diagnosed with Brain Tumour After Optician Spotted Signs of Cancer During Her Examination

Mother Diagnosed with Brain Tumour After Optician Spotted Signs of Cancer During Her Examination

Jessica Hyde 31 from Birmingham suspected that her headaches were due to her eyesight so visited her optician who spotted a sign of a brain tumour and referred her to hospital the next day.
Jessica’s optician noticed that her optic nerve was swollen which is a possible sign of cancer.
Following her referral to hospital she had an MRI scan at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham which revealed that she did have a brain tumour and the doctors decided to operate.
The doctors fitted a shunt in her head to relieve a build-up of fluid from her brain and they operated a week later.
The surgeons couldn’t remove the whole tumour because it would have affected Jessica’s mobility. This has left her with a tumour on her brain the size of a peanut she will have to have another scan next year to make sure that it isn’t growing.

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