UK Brain Tumour Awareness Month


Did you know?

  • Approximately 45 people each day in the UK face a brain tumour diagnosis

  • Over 100,000 people in the UK are living with a brain tumour

  • There are more than 120 different types of brain tumour making them notoriously difficult to diagnose

  • The cause of brain tumours is not known, they can affect anyone regardless of age, sex, lifestyle or general health

  • Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other type of cancer

  • Incidences of, and deaths from, brain tumours are increasing

The impact on life

  • Around a quarter of brain tumour patients experience seizures as a result of their treatment or the tumour itself, leading to anxiety, fear and risk in being alone which can limit their everyday life

  • Brain tumours effect both physical and mental health

  • Brain tumour diagnosis affects not only an individual, but also family, friends and carers. 

We cannot wait for a cure

With an estimated 100,000 people in the UK living with a brain tumour and the devastating impact that the condition can have, it is clear that waiting for a cure isn’t an option for many of these people.  The call for funding support now is an urgent one.  Sadly, most of the individuals and families affected cannot wait for any future benefits from research.

Join the conversation on social media via the links below and, if you've been affected by a brain tumour, tell us what support means to you too - #talkaboutsupport


The need is now


And Brain Tumour Support is here to do all we can to meet that need. But we also need you.

Could you help?


Making a regular donation of £5 a month helps us to build sustainable funding to secure the future of support services. Last year our regular donors fully funded one of our regional support groups.

Please consider if you could contribute something each month to support our work, even a small amount can make a big difference.

Regular giving can be less than the cost of a weekly coffee to you - but the difference of life changing support to someone facing a brain tumour diagnosis.

The impact of support

Last year our regular donors fully funded one of our regional support groups.

Could you help us achieve even more

this year?

Meet some of our regular donors

and find out why they have chosen to give to

Brain Tumour Support

Donna became a regular donor in memory of her brother-in-law Mick having seen the impact a brain tumour can have on a family.

Claire was a Major in the British Army and was coming to the end of a tour in Afghanistan in 2008 when she collapsed during a charity run. 

The many aspects of support, from people who know:


Find out more...

How your support helps:

funds a home visit by a trained Brain Tumour Support Worker


funds a monthly Support Group for patients & families

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