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                  Early Diagnosis

MRI scans are critical to diagnosis of all brain tumour. Symptoms of headaches, light-headedness; double-vision, gastrointestinal anomalies, inner-ear disturbances, dizziness, vertigo or unsteadiness. Seizures are a common symptom with vomiting and nausea. The diagnostic tests for brain cancer look at the patient's history but will include a MRI scan, CT scan or biopsy or combinations. 80% of patients between 1996 and 2000 lived 10 years longer with a stage 1 - 2 diagnosis but only a quarter diagnosed at Stage 3 - 4 lived 10 years or longer. 24% of newly diagnosed cancer patients that showed up as emergency cases were likely to live a year less than others diagnosed early.




Funding Treatment

Finding international treatment for disadvantaged families can be difficult. The NHS in the UK remains very narrow in its remit regarding finding treatments in the USA or Canada or even around the EU. There are charities and foundations that will offer financial information and possible support but it will call for some in depth research. It is advisable to access proper health insurance which will cover international medical treatment. Some high premium insurance will cover pre-existing conditions. Bear in mind the cost can sometimes be high so it is key to count the cost in every area.



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