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Dying cancer mum beats five brain tumours to make full recovery
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Dying cancer mum beats five brain tumours to make full recovery

A woman in Britain whom doctors had said would die due to the five tumors present in her head has managed to survive.


London, October 06 : A woman in Britain whom doctors had said would die due to the five tumors present in her head has managed to survive.

Forty-seven-year old Carole Budding of Horfield, Bristol was told that she could only live for a few weeks and was sent home by doctors from the Bristol Royal Infirmary before she made a miraculous recovery.

Now, the mother of two is alive and her most recent scan has showed that four of the five malignant tumours have gone, while the fifth has almost downsized to a pinprick.

Carole, who is a retail trainer, is happy but still worried.

"After a year of facing death I'm scared to celebrate in case it comes back," the Daily Express quoted her as saying.

Referring to the difficult phase of her sickness, she said: "They told Ray I had only six to eight weeks. All treatment was withdrawn and all I was given was pain relief. I was sent home to die. I wanted to be buried in a wicker casket carried in a horse and cart."

She was given 10 radiotherapy sessions, due to which she was unable to stand up or move her arms.

However, bed-ridden Carole's 63-year-old husband Ray didn't let her give up hope and helped her walk again.

After a few months, Carole went to a hospice where she was given physiotherapy.

She said: "They were amazed I was still around when I'd been given only weeks to live. They said they'd never known anything like it."

Cancer specialist Dr Jeremy Braybrooke, of Bristol Royal -Infirmary, said: "Normally the benefits of radiotherapy are seen within a few weeks. While the -average survival for patients with secondary brain tumours from a breast cancer is normally a few months, with recent improvements in treatment some patients can live for a number of years."

ANI

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