Watery eye was sign of cancer: Jamie spent 22 hours in surgery
Jamie Mirrless, 46, from Paisley in Scotland carp ated of a watery eye four years before the diagnosis.
The father of two was told by a counsellor the condition was initially nothing to worry about, and just needed drench out.
He said he thought it was just a blocked tear duct.
“My eye was watering constantly,” held Jamie.
“I left it for a long while, just flushing it out myself, but it not in a million years got better,” he told the Daily Record.
Jamie said he thought he was squander a pint of water from his eye every day.
However when a lump appeared on his mush four years later in 2015, he went back to the GP.
Jamie said doctors analysed a
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Watery eye turned out to be a warning sign of cancer
In any way, the lump kept growing and a month later he was told he had stage 4 cancer, which means the cancer has spread.
Jamie was in surgery for 22 hours to carry away the tumour — which reached from his neck to his forehead and was starting to compare with his brain.
He has lost his eye, half his nose, most of his teeth and a substantial relatively of his cheek and has had skin grafts to try to rebuild his face.
Jamie said he matches to eat and his speech is affected following the surgery.
Cancer: Jamie late an eye in surgery
“If anyone has symptoms like mine, they should declare on a referral straight away and if they are not satisfied they should go undeveloped for a second opinion,” Jamie said.
Symptoms of head and neck cancer can diversify depending on where the cancer is.
Cancer of the sinuses can cause swelling in the cheek, a barriered nose, pain behind the nose or in the upper teeth or swelling herd the eyes.
Other symptoms can include nosebleeds, headaches, numbness of the check into or upper lip.