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“Is there such a thing as a benign tumour?” A salient question, raised on BBC R2 today. And our response, based on years of working with the brain tumour community? Helen Bulbeck from brainstrust says…

“No brain tumour can be benign. We know the impact is devastating. Whilst the clinical community use the words ‘benign’ and ‘malignant’ to understand the pathology of the disease and plan treatment, for the 55,000 people living with the disease, and their carers, benign or not, the disease is debilitating. Brain tumours impact on relationships, personality, speech and independence. All brain tumours are isolating, terrifying and confusing. All types of brain tumour can kill. And the day that all people are able to access good quality, effective help can’t come soon enough


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Benign tumours on Jeremy Vine