New Figures From CRUK
Some encouraging news has appeared in many newspapers and media outlets today with the new figures from Cancer Research UK showing that deaths from the most common cancers have dropped by a third over the past 20 years. The cancers involved are breast, bowel, lung and prostate. This is fantastic news and shows the focus on these cancers has had the desired result as research money and awareness initiatives have led to new drugs and other innovative forms of treatment.
It also demonstrates why we need to continue the fight to raise awareness of brain tumours and the need for research money for this deadly form cancer to match the amounts for the more high profile forms of the disease. The results speak for themselves.
While breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancers account for almost half of all cancer deaths, brain tumours kill the most young people. Brain tumours kill more children and adults under 40 than any other cancer. While every cancer death is a tragedy – to lose a young son or a daughter (or any other relative) is an unique devastating experience as many Brain Tumour Research supporters will tell you. That is why it is simply wrong that just 1% of all national spend on cancer research goes on brain tumours and is why we will never give up our fight!
So yes – lots done and a big well done from Brain Tumour Research on breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancer – but so much more to do on the young person’s cancer, brain tumours.
Please join the fight and sign our petition – http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/55378