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Dad who thought he ‘just had a tummy pain’ dies days after shock diagnosis

A DAD has tragically died just weeks after discovering his body was riddled with cancer.

Jamie Thompson, 37, went to A&E in early November after experiencing some pain in his stomach.

Jamie Thompson, 37, tragically passed away in November

Jamie Thompson, 37, tragically passed away in NovemberCrédito: Evening Gazette
Jamie (pictured) with best pal Amy Milburn (retratado)

Jamie (retratado) with best pal Amy Milburn (retratado)Crédito: Evening Gazette

Following some tests, Jamie, who was born in Stockton but lived in Middlesbrough, was diagnosed with stomach, lung and chest Câncer em novembro 3.

Jamie’s best friend Amy Milburn, who was with him for his diagnosis said hiswhole entire world came crashing down around himat that moment, adding that hisheart literally broke.

Amy, who previously lived next door to the dad, disse: “Jamie was lovely, a really lovely guyhe always put everyone before himself.

He could’ve been feeling the worst he’s ever felt but if you messaged him and said you were in a bad place then he would always be there for you.

Ela disse: “He always had a smile on his face, no matter what was going on in his life

But according to the cleaning company owner, it was Jamie’s five-year-old daughter Melody-Rose, quem “was his absolute world”.

He lived and breathed for her,” ela explicou.

Contudo, just two weeks later Jamie was rushed back to hospital again after he was unable to get his sickness under control.

He was sent for another scan which revealed the mass on his stomach had grown significantly.

Amy, who had accompanied Jamie to the hospital, said the dad then began experiencing numbness on his left-hand side, but that his sickness appeared to be under control.

O 5 cancer symptoms you should never ignore

Cancer is more treatable the earlier it is discovered.

Tristemente 450 people die of cancer every day in the UK, and thousands more worldwide.

The NHS says: “It’s important to be aware of any new or worrying symptoms.

“Although it’s unlikely to be cancer, it’s important to speak to a GP so they can investigate.”

Há mais 200 different types of cancer, according to Cancer Research UK, and each has a different set of symptoms.

While some may be specific to the type of cancer, there are a handful that are more general.

The charity says general cancer symptomsthose that may appear among all patients – são:

  • Unexplained pain
  • Very heavy night sweats
  • Perda de peso inexplicável
  • An unusual lump or swelling
  • Fatigue

Just hours later, the dad-of-one went into cardiac arrest after suffering a subarachnoid haemorrhage a bleed on the brain.

Now Amy is trying to raise money by setting up a GoFundMe for Jamie, which at the time of writing had raised £515.

Ela disse: “He put me down as his next of kin in the hospital and we had spoken about his funeralnot in great detailbut we spoke about it because it is always an outcome when cancer is mentioned. I’m trying my best to give him the send-off that he deserves.

At the fundraiser, ela adicionou: “This has been one of the hardest things for his friends and family to go through.

“I want to make sure his legacy lives on and [naquela] he can still provide for his little girl even after he has gone. Thank you for taking the time to read this and also donating.

“Rest in paradise, Jamie,” ela adicionou.