I thought it when Hannah was diagnosed. It was as if just having a malignant brain tumour was simply a death sentence.  It shouldn’t be that way.  Other cancer sufferers have the chance to recover, the treatment may not always be successful, but they have hope.  That’s why I was so happy to hear about Sam, who is not only a brain tumour survivor, but also is campaigning to get more funding for research.

Funding brain tumour researchToday Sam, along with several politicians, spoke out about the need for more funding.  New and faster ways to diagnose brain tumours are needed.  Better treatments have to be found.

Brain tumours receive a small percentage of the overall funding that goes towards cancer research.  And yet they are the most common form of solid tumour found in children.

20% of all children diagnosed with cancer have a brain tumour, so why isn’t more done to find the right treatments?  Why is there so little hope for these young cancer sufferers?

We’re lucky here in Nottingham to have the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre. If leading experts hadn’t been so close to Hannah, she may not have lived for over a year after her diagnosis.

But there shouldn’t be a postcode lottery.  Every brain tumour sufferer should have a chance to live.

If you agree with me, make a donation toward’s Nottingham’s research centre and support this vital research.