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When Tom Parker dies of glioblastoma

MUSICIAN Tom Parker tragically died two years after being diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor.

The 33-year-old died surrounded by his loved ones and his heartbroken wife confirmed the tragic news yesterday.

Tom Parker tragically died after living with a brain tumor for two years - he worked to spread awareness of the condition after being diagnosed

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Tom Parker tragically died after living with a brain tumor for two years – he worked to spread awareness of the condition after being diagnosedPhoto credit: instagram/being_kelsey

He had a glioblastomawhich is the most common grade 4 brain tumor in adults.

They grow quickly and can spread to other parts of the brain.

Tom’s wife Kelsey wrote alongside a picture of him: “It is with a heavy heart that we confirm that Tom passed away peacefully earlier today with his entire family by his side.

“Our hearts are broken. Tom was the center of our world and we cannot imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence.

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These are the signs and symptoms of a brain tumor that you should know about

“We are truly grateful for the outpouring of love and support and ask that we all join forces to ensure this toms Light continues to shine for His beautiful children.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported him throughout. He fought to the end.”

Tom was keen to speak out about his condition and raise awareness about the disease.

Hugh Adams, Head of Stakeholder Relations at Brain Tumor Research, expressed his sadness at Tom’s death, adding: “Since being diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in October 2020, Tom has spoken openly and honestly about the impact the disease has had on him helped raise awareness of the devastation caused by brain cancer.”

Specific symptoms of glioblastoma can vary by location the tumor is in the brain.

The first signs can easily be mistaken for stress or a hangover, but they can quickly worsen.

Therefore, any new change in behavior, vision, movement, memory, emotion, speech, concentration or senses should always be checked.

Make a note of any changes in you or a loved one and if they persist and you are concerned speak to a doctor and/or optometrist.

If symptoms are sudden and severe, you should always call 999 or go to the emergency room.

The most common symptoms of a brain tumor are:

1. Headache

Headaches can be caused by a variety of reasons, you could be dehydrated or even stressed.

Most headaches can be corrected with painkillers, but if your headaches are persistent or getting worse, then this could be a sign of a brain tumor.

2. Vomiting

If you experience nausea and the regular nausea is unexplained, this could be a sign of a brain tumor.

The NHS advises if you feel persistently ill, or are constantly ill and feel sleepy, you should see your GP.

3. Seizures

Seizures can often be a warning sign that you may have a brain tumor.

It’s when you experience an involuntary movement and are unable to control your arms or legs.

4. Weakness

Feeling weak isn’t uncommon – if you’ve eaten too little or if you’ve been exerting yourself properly, you can feel a little drained.

But regularly feeling weak when you’re rested, have eaten well, and have no other known cause is a warning sign of cancer that should be checked out.

5. Vision or speech problems

language problems etc blurred vision can be signs of all sorts of conditions.

Too much alcohol or stress or anxiety can cause these symptoms.

But it’s often a warning sign of a tumor – the next step is to see an optometrist or doctor if you notice a change.

6. Behavior Changes

It’s common to feel many different moods and emotions in one day.

Generally, the cause is stress or the task you are doing, but if you notice a change in yourself or a loved one that you cannot explain, it could be a sign of Cancer.

The NHS says: “Mental or behavioral changes, such as memory problems or personality changes,” could be signs of breast cancer.”

glioblastoma are treated surgically when the patient is well enough, in hopes of removing as much of the tumor as possible.

This is usually followed by chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or both

Average survival is 12-18 months, with tragically only 25 percent of patients living longer than a year.

But every case is different, and some patients live longer than five years or more.

Alex Lochrane, Chief Executive of The Brain Tumor Charity, which funds world-class research and provides specialized support services, said: “The world has lost an incredibly talented and kind young man today – and what Tom has done for so many people affected by brain tumors over the last year , alongside everything he and his family have personally been through, is nothing short of inspirational.

“Tom’s death at such a young age is another extremely painful reminder of how much needs to be done to treat brain cancer, find new treatments and improve survival and quality of life for those affected.

“Brain tumors remain the leading cause of cancer-related death in children and adults under the age of 40. Around 12,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumor in the UK each year and while we’ve seen some encouraging advances in both research and care in recent years, we do know that progress isn’t moving fast enough, and we must act now.

“We urgently need more investment in world-class research to diagnose the disease earlier, better understand its causes and find new treatments to give those affected hope for longer life and a better quality of life. A cure can’t wait.”

Tom leaves behind two young children and his wife Kelsey

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Tom leaves behind two young children and his wife Kelsey
He managed to perform for one night with his band The Wanted in the past few weeks

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He managed to perform for one night with his band The Wanted in the past few weeks

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