Revealed: My Fight for Life; Survivor Opens Up about Her Disease on Lifeline Documentary

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Revealed: My Fight for Life; Survivor Opens Up about Her Disease on Lifeline Documentary


Byline: MICHAEL MUNCASTER Reporter michael.muncaster@trinitymirror.com @MichaelMjourno

BRAIN tumour survivor Angela Conway will bravely open up about her battle on a national TV show.

Tomorrow Angela Conway is set to appear on BBC One's Lifeline on Sunday, which this month highlights The Brain Tumour Charity.

Two years ago Angela underwent major surgery at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary to remove most of the tumour which had started to grow on her brain.

And as she recovered, the 28-yearold started blogging and campaigning to make more people aware of tumour symptoms.

Viewers will see Angela, of Ashington, Northumberland, share her experiences in a bid to help other sufferers.

The programme is being presented by Olympic diver Tom Daley, who lost his father Rob to a brain tumour in 2011.

Angela said: "I'm so proud to be involved and it's a great opportunity to be on TV raising awareness.

"It is important people are aware of the symptoms and if they are diagnosed early then it can save lives."

Angela was diagnosed with a low grade astrocytoma while she was in her final year at Edinburgh University at 21.

After going to hospital complaining of headaches, doctors discovered a low-grade brain tumour on her optic nerve.

Medics said the tumour was not growing so they put Angela on what is known as "watch and wait" - where treatment is only given if the tumour develops. …

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