& # 39; I had no symptoms & # 39 ;: teen, 19, learns that he has a huge brain tumor after an attack in his sleep – and now travels to Thailand for a radical treatment after the chemo has failed
- Teen only discovered that he had a brain tumor after he had had an attack during his sleep
- He is now traveling to Thailand for treatment after the traditional methods have failed
- The 19-year-old has had two brain operations as well as multiple chemotherapy
Brittany Chain for Daily Mail Australia
A teenager who recently discovered that he had a brain tumor is now traveling to Thailand to undergo radical treatment after the traditional methods failed.
Greg Lewis was only 18 when, during his sleep in April 2018, he got an attack from a friend at home.
A CT scan later revealed that Lewis, from Bunbury in Western Australia, had calcification on the brain – most likely due to a crack in his veins when he was a child.
Further research confirmed that a brain tumor had been developed and was growing rapidly.
Greg Lewis was only 18 when, during his sleep in April 2018, he got an attack from a friend at home
& # 39; I had no symptoms of a brain tumor before I got the diagnosis & # 39 ;, he said to Yahoo7.
Almost a year after the ordeal, Mr Lewis had several operations to remove the cancer – which was 30 mm in size – as well as his regular chemotherapy and radiation rounds.
"I have passed 33 irradiation sessions and three chemotherapy sessions without success," Lewis said.
& # 39; I underwent aggressive brain surgery on November 23, 2018 (one day after my 19th birthday) to remove as much of the tumor as possible. & # 39;
Almost a year after the ordeal, Mr. Lewis had multiple operations to remove the cancer – which was 30 mm in size – as well as his regular chemotherapy and radiation rounds
Despite their efforts, another scan determined that the tumor was significantly increased in size & # 39;
The family has now resorted to a clinic in Thailand that combines modern medicine with traditional and natural methods to "fight" the tumor from a number of medical and natural fronts & # 39 ;.
& # 39; The treatment in Thailand has a duration of 8 weeks, and as such will be very expensive & # 39 ;, the family wrote on a GoFundMe page in the hope of raising money to help with expenses.
Mr. Lewis and his family flew to Thailand on Sunday to start the radical new treatment
Mr. Lewis and his family flew to Thailand on Sunday.
His family went to their GoFundMe page to give an update on the treatment of Mr. Lewis to date.
& # 39; So far pretty good, but some treatments have not been so nice. & # 39;
& # 39; Greg has met a number of other people who have undergone treatment and have achieved great results. They were so encouraging to Greg that he felt very positive and confident about the treatment at this clinic. & # 39;
The page is currently $ 19,000 of its target of $ 30,000.