NEWS: Eye twitching, face pain was a symptom of cancer lurking in woman’s head

In this article Nicci Buford, one of our Move-A-Thon team captains, discusses her long journey with stage 4 adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare form of cancer that usually develops in the salivary glands of the head and neck.

Buford says that eye had started twitching non-stop to the point she had blurred vision. It was accompanied by a headache that went from the back of her skull to the front. It was so painful that it was keeping her up at night.

“(The doctor) noticed it because he saw my face kind of wrenching in pain. He said he would need to do surgery now because the pain is not normal. It could be a sign of cancer,” she recalls.