Brain Tumour / Cancer
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.
These following links have been prepared to help you understand more about brain cancer and brain tumour.
For further information and support
The Sydney Neuro-Oncology Group SNOG
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:
The Cancer Council NSW
Brain Tumour Alliance Australia (ACT)
Brain Cancer Support Group
Lifeforce (Cancer Support Foundation)
James Crofts Hope Foundation (WA)
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