10 children and teenagers are diagnosed with a brain tumour every week in the UK, that’s more than one a day. HeadSmart is raising national awareness of the common signs and symptoms of brain tumours in children and teenagers by equipping parents, the public and healthcare professionals with the information they need.
Our goal is to reduce average diagnosis times of brain tumours to four weeks or less in line with NHS targets. Identifying tumours early reduces the chance of a child developing long term disabilities and can ultimately save their life.
Brain tumours are the leading cause of childhood cancer deaths in the UK – 58% of children aged 0-14 are diagnosed with a high-grade brain tumour as an emergency. By raising awareness of the signs and symptoms, the campaign aims to reduce these figures.
Find out more at https://www.headsmart.org.uk/
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