Brainstrust service will help more than 300 people a year

Brainstrust team members Frances Milburn and Pete Burchill pictured in Weston Park.
Brainstrust team members Frances Milburn and Pete Burchill pictured in Weston Park.
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More than 300 people a year in the Sheffield region could be supported by the new regional Brainstrust service.

The number represents how many people will be diagnosed with high grade tumours in a year.

There are over 120 different types of brain tumour and there has been a 16 per cent increase in related deaths in the last decade.

Brain tumours are also the biggest cancer killer of children and have a low survival rate.

Charity Brainstrust - started by the family of brain tumour patient Meg Jones – aims to tackle the psychological impact of a brain tumour diagnosis, such as people feeling isolated, lonely, fearing relapse and facing changes in their character.

Helen Bulbeck, co-founder and director of services, said: “We are really excited to be starting our new regional model for support with the community in Sheffield.”

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