Brain tumours - The Facts
At Anna’s Hope children’s charity, we help support and rehabilitate children and young people affected by brain tumours. The charity is inspired by Anna Hughes, who sadly died of a brain tumour at the age of 3 years and 8 months. We hope through raising funds we can improve the lives of so many children and young people, while also increasing the awareness of brain tumours.
Here’s what we know about brain tumours:
- 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 maximise their potential.