Thursday, 8 October 2009

Tumours boy told he was just depressed

A teenager with two brain tumours was told by doctors he was 'just depressed' and should get out more.

Jake Mellor was even sent to a community mental health unit as the tumours grew. The 15-year-old was first admitted to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire in January after suffering headaches and nose bleeds, where medics told his mother he needed treatment for depression.

But, five months later, they called Jake in for an MRI scan and found tumours the size of ping-pong balls on his pituitary gland. Jake, of Forsbrook, Staffordshire, had a gruelling course of radiotherapy but must now wait until November 17 to find out how effective it has been...
Source: The Metro

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