The headaches of a student have proven to be aggressive brain cancer


Laura Nuttal was just a regular student when she started having headaches. What she thought was the flu turned out to be six terminal brain tumors. (Nicola Nuttall | GoFundMe)

A student had a headache during her first term. What she thought was a symptom of the flu is proven to be a symptom of aggressive brain cancer.

Aggressive brain cancer

Laura Nuttall was on her first term at King's College University in London when she began to suffer from headaches. Although they were not serious headaches, they were persistent and rather boring for her. He was told to monitor the situation during a first checkup, but during a sight test done by the University Navy Corps, the doctor found some abnormalities.

The next day, Laura became so ill that her mother and sister traveled to London to take her to the hospital where she was referred to a neurologist. A CT scan at 3 am revealed two brain tumors, but an MRI later that day revealed that she had at least six tumors.

Laura underwent surgery because the largest tumor was already causing convulsions and high pressure in the skull. A week later, the results of the pathology showed that she was suffering from stage 4 glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Experimental treatment

Until now, Laura has undergone radiotherapy and chemotherapy for six weeks. She is on a break for one month before undergoing intensive chemotherapy for a period of six months. That said, the family is also trying to raise funds for DCVax, a new experimental treatment for which the National Health Service (NHS) does not pay. Their GoFundMe page has so far raised more than £ 46,000 or more than $ 59,000 of the £ 150,000 ($ 192,779.70) targeted.

According to Nicola Nuttall, Laura's mother, the usual survival time after diagnosis is 12 to 15 months. They help him do everything in his power, such as attending a Paul McCartney concert and meeting Everton football players.

"We do not have a lot of time and we are doing everything we can," said Nicola, adding that the family was striving to be strong for Laura.

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