UK Medical Story With a Happy Ending, In the U.S.
LONDON DAILY MAIL -- Watching Meg suffer was too much for her mother. Helen decided to find out as much as she could about brain tumours on the internet.
When she read about Professor Black and his work at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, it offered the first ray of hope. His hospital is one of ten in America with the resources and expertise to perform MR-guided brain surgery.
But before making a final decision, Meg was referred for a second opinion to London's National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery - one of Britain's leading centres. "Opting for surgery in America was expensive - £50,000," says Meg. "I needed to be sure no British surgeon could offer me the same hope."
Unlike in Southampton, the London consultant recommended surgery. But he admitted that Meg stood a far better chance in the U.S. as the equipment was so superior.