Father-of-three diagnosed with brain tumour claims doctors missed it for 12 years

A man who has been diagnosed with a life-altering brain tumour has claimed it was missed by doctors for 12 years. Ben Jones, from Merthyr Tydfil in Wales, believes that

medical professionals at Prince Charles Hospital failed to identify the tumour after undergoing numerous brain scans in 2010 and 2014. The father-of-three sought medical

help again this year after he started having 30 seizures a day, with more recent occurences feeling like “mini heart attacks”, that left Jones unable to speak or use his left arm.

The tumour was finally detected in July, but doctors in a specialist care unit at another hospital told him the growth was visible in the first scan more than a decade ago.

Jones will undergo radiotherapy and major surgery in October to remove as much of the mass as possible, which has now spread to three parts of the brain, but doctors have

said it is highly likely that the cancer will return and will have to be managed for the rest of his life. “My family has been affected more than me,” he told ITV News.

“My parents are in bits. My partner is in bits.” Jones, who is a father to three daughters aged three, 11 and 15, said: “It was only when they were showing me the

scans that dated back to 2010 that I realised Prince Charles [Hospital] had missed it for all this time. It is visible. I could see it, my partner could see it as

well.” “I've known for a while that there has been something wrong, but I was not expecting it to be that.” As a consequence, he has been forced to surrender his

driving licence and stop work as a railway site manager.