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Brain Tumour Advocacy

Have you ever thought “what can I do to help”? Here’s an easy away to help that doesn’t involve any money. If every single person did this - change would be guaranteed and swift! Please don’t think that you are only one person and that you can’t possibly make a difference because you can and you will! You can also do this anywhere in the world and if you are not sure of the brain tumour statistics/facts in your country please contact International Brain Tumor Alliance.   Things you can do to help advocate for brain tumours: Please email your local Member of Parliament, Health minister, Mayor and ask for greater funding for brain tumour research into new medical treatments/equipment/research for a cure and support for the following reasons: o Brain tumours are the greatest cancer killer of children in Australia. o Biggest cancer killer of people under 40. o 120 types. o Less than 5% funding goes to brain cancer research from the federal government. o 2% of people survive brain cancer, this hasn’t changed in 30 years! o Brain cancer costs more per patient than any other cancer. o At this point in time brain tumour research is underfunded and the public remains unaware of the magnitude and devastation of this disease. The cure rate for most brain tumours is significantly lower than for many other cancers and the treatments haven’t changed in over three decades. The only options for treatment being, operation, chemo or radio therapy. This must change! o We need advancement for a less intrusive procedures, treatments, equipment and this can only be done by funding vital brain tumour research for new medical procedures until a cure is found. o Even benign (low grade or noncancerous) brain tumours are devastating and life threatening. Why? Because space inside your skull is precious. o One person is diagnosed with brain cancer every 6 hours in Australia, every 8 hours one person will pass away. And of course you can add any brain tumour facts that you want to. Good luck and thank you for taking positive action in helping those with brain tumours.
Site by Jenny Last Update 13/2/2017