An American who had been diagnosed with a rare form of…
In medicine, only two cases of oncological diseases are described, accompanied by the so-called foreign accent syndrome (FAS). One of the patients, a 50-year-old American who was diagnosed with a rare form of prostate cancer, suddenly spoke ... with an Irish accent. And this despite the fact that neither he nor his ancestors had anything to do with Ireland.
This is an extremely rare speech disorder, as a result of which, for some reason, patients develop a “foreign” accent, which, as a rule, is associated with either head injuries or oncology. So, once a resident of Oslo, who received a head injury during the bombing during the Second World War, spoke with a German accent.
Unlike her, the American's brain was not affected. According to doctors, FAS is the result of a rare paraneoplastic neurological disorder that occurs as an immune response to cancer and affects the nervous system. Unfortunately, the patient, despite the treatment, died, but until the end of his days he did not lose his Irish accent.