Brain Tumour / Cancer
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Brain tumours affect adults of all ages. There are almost 1,400 new cases of malignant brain tumours in Australia and many more benign brain tumours that can be just as deadly if the tumour is in a vital area of the brain. More than 1,200 people die each year from malignant and benign brain tumours.
Brain cancer is also one of the few cancers which occur in children, with 115 new cases a year among children.
More information is available under the Brain Tumour/Cancer tab on this site.
For further information and support
The Sydney Neuro-Oncology Group (SNOG)
The Sydney Neuro-Oncology Group is a charitable organisation that aims to improve the management of brain tumours through targeted research, information sharing and constant scrutiny of treatment options.
SNOG has set up a number of support groups around Sydney for those who have been afflicted and information about the groups and the other services available can be found on their web site:
or call 02 8425 3369
The Cancer Council NSW
PO Box 572, Kings Cross NSW 1340
Ph (02)9334 1900
Click here for a free DVD "Understanding Brain Cancer" - available from Cancer Council NSW
The Cancer Council Victoria (with links to Cancer Councils in all states)
1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton VIC 3053
Ph (03) 9635 5000
Fax (03) 9635 5270
BTAA Sydney Support Group
Brain Cancer Support Group
North Shore Hospital
Ph (02) 9926 8724 or (02) 9926 8753
Lifeforce (Cancer Support Foundation)
163 Edgecliff Rd, Woollahra NSW 2025
Ph (02) 9389 3834
Source: "Statistics on Incidence, Survival Rates and Mortality Associated with Brain Tumours in Australia", Information Paper for the Australian Brain Tumour Advocacy Group, Denise Chang, June 2003