It is crucial to get treatment when a person has problems with cancerous tumor.The main problem with this issue is that the cancerous cells can very quickly spread throughout the body and that makes them impossible to treat.Another thing which is very important is to seek treatment for a suspected tumor right away.
In the following story you will read how a mother saved her daughter’s life by lying to doctors.They did not believed her that her daughter had brain cancer and she decided to lie them in order to save her life.
Amanda and Aled(the parents on the girl who had brain cancer)were worried about their daughters life.The first 2 years of her life,Lil was very happy child and she did not have any problems with her health.But right before her third birthday her parents noticed a change in her behavior,she could not walk properly,she begun to regress.They saw their daughter how she was trying to walk up the stairs using her hands.
They have decided to visit a doctor in order to find out what is going on with their daughter.But the were very disappointed when they saw that the doctors are not worried at all,they even would not like to listen.Doctors have suggested that is could be due to chest infection.But Lil’s condition continued to worsen, she could not walk more than a couple steps, and she would often hold the back of her head and scream that it hurt. Another pediatrician just said that Lil was having difficulty walking because she was double-jointed, and he recommended that the family take their daughter to a physical therapist.
Her mother Amanda was searching on the internet due to the symptoms that she have noticed on her daughter and she was shocked when she found out that her daughter maybe has a brain tumor.She decided to go to the University Hospital of Wales with a made up story in order to get a certain scan for Lil.
Amanda told the doctors that Lil had fallen and was experiencing all of the classic signs of a serious concussion. After seeing how much difficulty the three year old was having with walking, the doctors instantly decided to do a brain scan on Lil. Aled and Amanda were informed that the scan revealed a tumor on the back of their daughter’s head. Though Amanda says that day at the hospital “was the worst moment of my life,” it turned out that it saved her Lil’s life.
The doctors had caught Lil’s tumor just before it was too big to remove. Brain tumors are extremely deadly because over half of all cases do not seek medical help until too much damage has been done. The family was told that if they had waited just a few more weeks, Lil most likely would not have survived.
Just a couple of days after the diagnosis, Lil underwent a ten hour surgery to remove the tumor. Lil then had to be transported to the United States for extensive radiotherapy to completely remove all of the cancerous cells. The family then had to wait to see if their daughter would return to normal, since the doctors could not determine how much the tumor had harmed her brain.
It has been a year since the operation, and Lil is doing much better now. After physical and speech therapy, her ability to walk, talk, and play has returned. Though there is a small risk that the cancer could return, her parents are still extremely grateful that they have their daughter back. Amanda’s fast thinking and insistence that her daughter get medical help saved Lil’s life.