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“More needs to be done” says Scott after GBM diagnosis
A man who was prescribed headache tablets and was told “the mind can do funny things” before he was diagnosed with a 10cm brain tumour is raising awareness to help find a cure.
Scott McBride’s story hit the headlines when he shared how he experienced headaches and episodes – later found to have been seizures – for a year before he was diagnosed. Speaking about his experience in The Scottish Sun and on STV, he explained how he visited his GP five times before he was referred for a CT scan in October 2021.
It was then that Scott, pictured with his girlfriend Amanda, was diagnosed with a glioblastoma (GBM). He has since undergone an awake craniotomy and further treatment including radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
A year on from his diagnosis, Scott, 28, is determined to support Brain Tumour Research and help patients in the future. On Saturday, accompanied by his family and friends, he completed a 10km walk around the Flotterstone reservoir and up Scald Law – the highest of the Pentland Hills.
He said: “The brain controls your whole body and everything you do, yet so little funding is given towards researching brain tumours. More needs to be done to tackle this devastating disease.
“The walk took in the lovely views of where I was brought up and was a good way to raise money for research to help others suffering from this disease. It was emotional, but great to see everyone.”
To support Scott’s fundraising, please visit his JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Scott-McBride1
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