Brain Tumour Charity
The Brain Tumour charity conduct pioneering research to increase survival and improve treatment options and raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours to get earlier diagnosis and to help families cope with everything that the diagnosis of a brain tumour brings. They also provide support for everyone affected so that they can live as full a life as possible, with the best quality of life.
- Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40.
- Over 88,000 children and adults are estimated to be living with a brain tumour in the UK currently and most are coping with a reduced quality of life.
- Over 5,000 of whom lose this battle each year.
The Charity funds and promotes the UK-wide HeadSmart campaign, raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of brain tumours in children and young people to make earlier diagnosis a reality. Earlier diagnosis will reduce long term disabilities and save lives.
In just three years, HeadSmart has reduced average diagnosis time from 9.1 weeks to 6.5 weeks.
To find out more head to their website.