Brother and sister diagnosed with same rare brain cancer just two weeks apart

Brother and sister diagnosed with same rare brain cancer just two weeks apart

It started in May last year when Kalea started vomiting one morning, which her parents put down to a stomach bug. However, as she started to compla

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It started in May last year when Kalea started vomiting one morning, which her parents put down to a stomach bug.

However, as she started to complain of headaches and the sickness would not subside, her mum took her to A&E near their home in Torrance, California.

It was then that doctors discovered that she had a rare, cancerous tumour forming at the back of her brain.

Kalea was soon admitted to hospital so doctors could remove the growth.

However, at this point her twin brother Noah was beginning to experience the same symptoms.

Then an MRI scan found that Noah had the same tumour growing in the same part of his brain as Kalea.

Shocked doctors have described the case as “lightning striking twice”.

They believe that the two could have a genetic condition that makes them more susceptible to this type of cancer.

Their dad Duncan believed that when Noah first started complaining of headaches, he thought he was trying to copy his older sister.

However, when he started being sick in the mornings it soon dawned on him that he was genuinely unwell.

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