Brain Tumour Awareness Week
March is Brain Tumour Awareness month in the UK.
About Brain Tumours
There are nearly a 100 different types of brain tumour.
Around 9,150 people were diagnosed with a brain, other CNS or
intracranial tumour in 2010 in the UK, that's around 25 people
More than half (57%) of brain, other CNS and intracranial
tumours are diagnosed in people under 65 years old.
Around 400 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with a brain,
other CNS or intracranial tumour in Britain each year. These
are the second most common group of cancers diagnosed in children
in Britain, accounting for more than a quarter (27%) of all
Around 280 teenagers and young adults are diagnosed with a brain,
other CNS or intracranial tumour in the UK each year, and these
form the fourth most common group of cancers in this age group in
the UK, accounting for 14% of all cases.
What are the main causes of brain and other CNS
What are the symptoms of a brain tumour?
During Brain Tumour Awareness month there will be displays and
information from 10 - 14th March 2014
at the following locations:
Main Outpatients, Manchester Royal Infirmary
Entrance 2 (adjacent to the Multi Faith Centre),
Manchester Royal Infirmary
For further information, advice or support, please contact the
Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre on 0161 276 6868 or