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Brain Tumour Awareness Week

March 2014

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 every day.

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 childhood cancers.

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 tumours?

What are the symptoms of a brain tumour?

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-help/type/brain-tumour/about/brain-tumour-symptoms

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 email: cancer.information@cmft.nhs.uk

Useful Websites

www.basiccharity.org.uk

www.thebraintumourcharity.org

www.braintumourresearch.org