A MUM-OF-TWO who discovered she had a brain tumour last month after being misdiagnosed by doctors for two years is raising awareness about the issue.

Lauren Lucy, from Burnley, is thought to have been battling a ‘life-threatening’ glioblastoma cancer – a brain tumour – for at least 24 months before being diagnosed with the cancer just three weeks ago.

Prior to last month’s diagnosis doctors told Lauren that she was suffering with mental health issues, including anxiety and depression, and a chemical imbalance despite the fact the 30-year-old had been coping with seizures on a ‘daily basis’ since 2016.

In January, the former Towneley High School student was driving to work when she suffered a seizure and woke up with her car stuck in a tree on the M65.

After conducting tests over the next couple of months doctors discovered Ms Lucy, who lives with partner Daniel, had a brain tumour after an MRI scan on May 23.

She said: “I felt extremely frustrated and angry. I was told I had emotional trauma and then depression and I kept going in for diagnosis after diagnosis and called in for tests after tests. It was only after the accident that I was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

“I do not think I would be here right now if it wasn’t for the accident. It was a blessing in disguise.”

Since then the mental health nurse has had to use high doses of medication to treat the brain tumour, initially measured at 5cm, and has to deal with daily side effects, including struggling to walk.

Ms Lucy is now waiting for results determining what stage the tumour is at before potentially undergoing more brain surgery, along with radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

The young mum, who has a nine-year-old girl Lucy Anne and little boy Ollie, who turns two in September, has now set up a gofundme page.

The funds raised will be donated to a brain tumour charity as well as to finance treatment for herself and her 61-year-old father James Neville, who also has cancer.

The Burnley mum said she has been ‘overwhelmed’ by the response after 134 people raised more than £2,500 in just eight days.

She said: “It has been very emotional and never felt so alone and frightened in all my life. I decided I wanted to do something to help other people in this situation. I’m overwhelmed by the response. The support has been fantastic and do not know what we would have done without it. It makes the days seem a bit more bearable.”

People can donate via https://www.gofundme.com/r7w5h-battling-brain-cancer