The worst thing in life is to find out that a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer. It’s made much worse when you learn that it’s a brain tumour due to the complications that often arrive after medical procedures.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand the need for people to be aware of the severity of brain tumours and the threat they pose. Depending on the size, location and rate of growth, you or your relative might have a great chance of survival depending on how early you start your treatment. The issue is that not many people recognise the symptoms right away and before it’s too late, and they find themselves with a situation that is beyond their control.
What are the most common symptoms of brain cancer?
If you have more than 3 of these common symptoms of brain cancer, we at Accident Advice Helpline advice you to go and visit a doctor.
- Headaches that become more intense and frequent. People often mistake these type of headaches as the kind of headaches that episodic migraine sufferers experience.
- Inexplicable nausea or vomiting. Again, people who suffer from migraines often vomit from the pain they experience or to alleviate the pressure on their head. These early symptoms go unnoticed.
- Issues with vision: Blurry vision, double vision and loss of peripheral vision are also occasionally associated with serious migraines but in rare cases.
- Steady loss of sensation in a limb.
- Difficulty with balancing.
- Speech impediment. This is very worrying as it indicates that the brain is not functioning as it should.
- Getting confused with day to day things.
- Behavioural changes.
- Uncontrollable shaking of your limbs.
Were you misdiagnosed when you had brain cancer?
One of the worst offences a doctor can commit, accidental or not, is misdiagnosis. Failure to diagnose a patient correctly is tantamount to medical negligence and the patient can sue for personal injury compensation. For patients with brain cancer it is even more serious given the nature of their affliction. If this has happened to you, we want to help you claim compensation. Call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or take a 30-second test on our website to see if your claim carries any weight. We have over 15 years of experience as personal injury claims specialists and will do our best to win you compensation. We work on a no-win, no-fee* basis which means you don’t need to worry about exorbitant legal fees and can worry about your health and compensation more.
Date Published: February 20, 2017
Author: Accident Advice