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Lanarkshire schoolboy felt like his head was 'going to blow up' during rare brain cancer battle

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Friends of a Lanarkshire high school pupil battling a rare form of brain cancer have shown their support with a charity football match.Fraser McAllister says his world fell apart when he was diagnosed with an anaplastic glioneuronal tumour two years ago.After experiencing months of headaches and debilitating symptoms where the 18-year-old felt like his head was "going to blow up," he and his family were given the devastating news he had cancer.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android But it was back in 2018 when the Hamilton College pupil first realised something wasn't right."I noticed I was dizzy, but only when I looked up," Fraser told Lanarkshire Live. "There was no real explanation given and it was put down to my age. "In August 2019, I started to be sick intermittently, only in the morning, and also had stomach pains only in the morning."By November 2019, symptoms were more persistent and I was referred to ENT and gastroenterology, but they couldn’t find anything wrong."Fraser's symptoms would go on to settle before his headaches returned at the start of the first lockdown.And they were to get worse, prompting further tests that only served to rule out stomach problems.He added: "I was in a lot of pain and eventually had severe pressure in my head that didn’t ease - I also nearly fell in the

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