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Mother in brain tumour fight

Sacha Langton-Gilks, whose 16-year-old son David has just days to lives after a long-running battle with a brain tumour, speaks to ITV News in a bid to raise awareness of the symptoms and to increase the chances for other children.

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What is medulloblastoma?

  • Medulloblastoma is a type of brain tumour which mainly affects children and young people.
  • Symptoms could include persistent and recurrent vomiting, balance, co-ordination and walking problems, abnormal eye movements and fits or seizures.
  • Half of all children and young people identified as having a brain tumour take longer than three months to be diagnosed, a charity warned.
  • The HeadSmart campaign aims to reduce this diagnosis time to help reduce the long-term effects.

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