LETTER: Help ease burden
BRAIN Cancer Action Week, May 1-7, is an opportunity to increase awareness and support for an estimated 290 Queenslanders who will be diagnosed with a brain tumour this year.
Risk factors are not easily identifiable, and no screening procedures currently exist.
Brain cancer is the leading cancer killer for people under the age of 39 and children under 10.
The burden placed on patients and carers following a brain cancer diagnosis is significant - it is important for all of us to do what we can to provide better outcomes for those diagnosed.
This Brain Cancer Action Week, with your support, we will continue to invest in research and support for those affected, including carers and families.
Cancer Council Queensland currently runs a Brain Tumour Support Service - providing the latest treatment information, support and referrals to rehabilitation, along with practical assistance.
For support or information about Cancer Council's Brain Tumour Support Service, visit cancerqld.org.au or phone 13 11 20.
PROFESSOR JEFF DUNN
Chief Executive Officer
Cancer Council Queensland