Help us build a brain tumour support service to help 60,000 people.
Today, brainstrust and the National Cancer Registration Service of Public Health England are able to share for the first time up-to-date information on the number of people in England and Wales living with a brain tumour. DOWNLOAD THE INFOGRAPHIC HERE (JPG, 1.6mb)
We now know categorically that there are over 55,498 people living in England and Wales with a brain tumour.
And there is potential for there to be a further 20% increase in this number when we have accurate data for London and the South East, and a further
jump once we have data for Scotland, where we are also helping hundreds of people with a brain tumour and their carers.
Before today, we knew that around 8,600 people a year were diagnosed with a primary brain tumour, but knew that this figure did not reflect the real scale of the challenge...
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Wear Grey for a Day 2014 – 1st October 2014
Don’t be benign about brain tumours.
Brain tumours come in all sorts of grades, shapes and sizes, and the impact is rarely benign.
People with any sort of brain tumour can experience awful symptoms, many of which you can’t see. Memory loss, exhaustion and changes in personality are just three of the serious symptoms that a brain tumour patient may have to live with.
This year we're wearing grey on October the 1st to help people understand that all brain tumours can have a devastating impact.
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