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The Reality of a D.I.P.G. Diagnosis Children with D.I.P.G. tumours are essentially tortured and betrayed by their physical body while their mind watches helplessly: Double vision and hearing difficulties Loss of mobility in arms and legs Trouble swallowing which leads to the need for a feeding tube Headaches and migraines caused by Hydrocephalus, swelling of the brain or the build-up of fluid       in the brain, which is present in 10% of cases at diagnosis while others develop it at a later stage. Nausea and vomiting from tumour swelling (caused by the tumour itself or from radiation therapy) Tumour regrowth 3 months (on average) after Radiation Therapy Insomnia, irritability, & personality changes caused by the steroids used to control swelling Eventually difficulty breathing, and erratic heart rhythms & blood pressure Tumoural haemorrhaging in 20% of DIPG tumours Finally, death usually occurs within nine months of the onset of symptoms The child’s cognitive abilities remain intact until the end as they watch helpless
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The Reality of a D.I.P.G. Diagnosis Children with D.I.P.G. tumours are essentially tortured and betrayed by their physical body while their mind watches helplessly: Double vision and hearing difficulties Loss of mobility in arms and legs Trouble swallowing which leads to the need for a feeding tube Headaches and migraines caused by Hydrocephalus, swelling of the brain or the build-up of fluid in the brain, which is present in 10% of cases at diagnosis while others develop it at a later stage. Nausea and vomiting from tumour swelling (caused by the tumour itself or from radiation therapy) Tumour regrowth 3 months (on average) after Radiation Therapy Insomnia, irritability, & personality changes caused by the steroids used to control swelling Eventually difficulty breathing, and erratic heart rhythms & blood pressure Tumoural haemorrhaging in 20% of DIPG tumours Finally, death usually occurs within nine months of the onset of symptoms The child’s cognitive abilities remain intact until the end as they watch helpless