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A MUM-of-three was diagnosed with “bad anxiety” by a GP – before medics later discovered the terrifying truth.
Police officer Emma Capper, 39, says she was dizzy and “unsteady” on her feet for weeks – which was eventually found to be a potentially deadly brain tumour.
The mum-of-three says she feels let down by her doctor after they failed to spot the cancer despite weeks of delays.
When she first sought treatment, medics diagnosed her with “really bad anxiety” and gave her beta blockers for high blood pressure.
She says she was also prescribed anti-sickness medication for dizziness over the phone.
But her symptoms worsened and she began to throw up, so she chose to bypass her GP and took herself straight to an emergency ward.
Doctors there finally invited her for a head scan, which revealed she had a “large growth” at the back of her head – later shown to be cancerous.