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HeadSmart - be brain tumour aware
Each week in the UK, around ten children or teenagers are diagnosed with a brain tumour.The time taken from a child's first symptoms to diagnosis of a brain tumour for half of the children is currently 12-13 weeks (median) in the UK, the other half take longer, sometimes up to a year or two. In comparison, similar figures in other countries show that half the cases are diagnosed in as little as 5 weeks. This shows that UK figures compare unfavourably.The aim of the HeadSmart - be brain tumour aware campaign is to reduce the time it takes to diagnose these children in the UK, by educating healthcare professionals and the public about the symptoms using a variety of educational tools.
Brain Tumours, Children, Young People