Tanya Malpass

 

Retired A&E consultant, Tanya’s first indication that anything was wrong was when she found she was muddling her words.  With no other symptoms, it was a huge shock to find that the cause of her speech impediment was a glioblastoma multiforme grade 4.  Mother of three grown-up children: Rosie, 24, Danny, 23, and Freddie, 18, she remains upbeat and incredibly positive, absolutely determined to be a long-term survivor.

 

“Sitting with a neurologist with my scan up on the screen, I heard him say: ‘Well, it’s not a stroke’.  Being a retired doctor, I didn’t actually need to be told that – I immediately recognised the golf ball-sized ‘blob’ at the back of my left temporal lobe as a brain tumour.” Tanya tells her story…


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