Emily, from Oundle, Northamptonshire, started suffering from headaches, dizziness, and fatigue in her twenties and assumed it was anxiety as told by her doctor and started on medicines too. Little did Emily know that all the on and off symptoms she was experiencing all these years was because of a brain tumor.
On her diagnosis, Emily said: "The type of tumor I had was a slow-growing one and doctors told me I'd probably had it for about 10 to 12 years. I was gobsmacked. The consultant said that, for all that time, I hadn't had anxiety - the tumor had been causing my symptoms. As terrifying as my diagnosis was, in a way, it almost felt like a relief. My symptoms hadn't been all in my head and there was something that could be done about them."