Why & How are Brain Tumours Graded?

Brain tumours are the most common solid tumour in children under the age of 15. When discovered early enough, brain tumours are usually treatable. Many that are slow-growing are cured with surgery alone. Other types that are faster-growing might need additional treatment with radiation therapy or chemotherapy, or both. Brain tumours are graded on a […]

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Side Effects of Childhood Brain Cancer

Childhood Brain Tumours are different to Adult Brain Tumours because their brains are still growing and developing. This means that the side effects that childhood cancer sufferers experience will generally be unique to their age and stage of development. The side-effects of a brain tumour can be taxing on both the child and the parents, […]

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Foodie Friday: Best Nutrition for Children with Brain Cancer

It is vital that Children with Cancer, including Children with Brain Cancer, eat well-balanced, nutritional meals and snacks in order to maintain their weight, rebuild any tissue lost in treatment, and strengthen their immune system and power it to fight against the brain cancer. The occurrence of malnutrition in children with childhood tumours is multifactorial […]

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Brain Cancer

Brain tumours can be either primary (develop in the brain) or secondary (cancer from another part of the body spreads to the brain). A primary brain tumour occurs when abnormal cells form in the tissues of the brain. Brain tumours are the most common type of tumour that develops in children, and they can affect […]

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How Using Playtime can Help Childhood Cancer Patients Avoid Anaesthesia

When Children with Cancer have to undergo Radiation Treatment, they often get scared or nervous because they do not have an understanding of the process and the machines involved. To remedy this, young children are usually given a general anaesthetic, even though the long-term side effects are still unknown. Instead of relying on anaesthesia, Danielle […]

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Strategies for Preventing & Healing Brain Tumours

The brain is the most important organ in the body because it controls all complex actions including the ability to learn, speak, move, think, and control our emotions. The brain is made up of soft spongy tissue which means that when malignant cell growth occurs, it often invades surrounding healthy brain tissue quickly (brain tumours). […]

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The Beer for Brains Foundation

For many, a brain cancer diagnosis remains a death sentence. The life expectancy of those suffering from gliomas, the most common and most aggressive form of brain tumour, has changed little in 40 years. On average, patients die within 9-12 months of receiving the diagnosis. Yet the most cruel aspect of this illness is the […]

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