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
Meet some of our regular donors
and find out why they have chosen to give to
Brain Tumour Support