Difficulty Seeing

Many of the other parents of cancer kids that I’ve met described one of the primary symptoms of their brain tumor as visual impairment. Kiara often said that she saw “flashing” or was “seeing stars.” We thought it was just from standing up too quickly, but it was actually her optic nerves dying.

If your young child says, “I can’t see,” and you’ve already seen an ophthalmologist to know his or her eyes are healthy, make an appointment with a neurosurgeon and get an MRI.