Brain tumours

The Facts

  • Over 16,000 children and adults are diagnosed with brain tumours each year.

  • This number has increased by over 10% in the last 10 years.

  • Childhood brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and young people.

  • Childhood brain tumours are the second biggest killer of children.

  • The cure rate is significantly lower than for other cancers.

  • For those children who survive, the side effects of the tumour and the treatment can be profound with significant impact on their mental and physical abilities.

  • Some children are never the same again and are severely compromised for the rest of their lives.

  • Specialist neuro-rehabilitation therapy can help these children improve their quality of life and early intervention will help maximize their potential.