At Nutrix Personnel, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on healthcare, and International Brain Tumour Awareness Week provides us with a special opportunity to raise awareness about a condition that affects thousands of lives in the United Kingdom. In fact, over 12,000 people are diagnosed each year with a primary brain tumour, including 500 children and young people – that’s 33 people every day.
At least 88,000 children and adults are estimated to be living with a brain tumour in the UK currently and it’s why we feel passionately about exploring their diagnosis and treatment, as well as highlighting our role in supporting patients during their challenging journeys.
What is a Brain Tumour?
A brain tumour is an abnormal growth of cells within the brain. In the United Kingdom, brain tumours are more prevalent than you might think. According to the Brain Tumour Research Charity, over 5,300 people lose their lives to a brain tumour each year, making it the biggest cancer killer of adults and children under the age of 40.
Recognising the signs and symptoms of brain tumours is crucial for early diagnosis. Symptoms can vary widely but may include persistent headaches, vision problems, seizures, and personality changes. Understanding these signs can help individuals seek medical attention promptly. The Brain Tumour Research Charity have put together information to help you find out more about the common brain tumour signs and symptoms and what you can look out for.
Diagnosing and Treating Brain Tumours
Diagnosing brain tumours involves a variety of medical tests. These may include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, computed tomography (CT) scans, and, in some cases, biopsies. The type of brain tumour and the age of the patient often dictate the diagnostic approach.
Brain tumours come in various forms, each requiring specific treatment strategies. For adults, the most common types include glioblastoma multiforme and meningioma, while children are more likely to face medulloblastoma and ependymoma. Treatments can encompass surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapies, tailored to the individual patient's needs.
A brain tumour diagnosis, whether it is you or a loved one who receives it, is devastating. Living with a brain tumour can mean there may be areas of your life you have to think about which you have not considered before and this requires an immense amount of care and support.
Nutrix Personnel's Support for Brain Tumour Patients
The team at Nutrix Personnel take great pride in supplying experienced and compassionate nurses to wards across England, Wales, Scotland, and private hospitals. Our nurses play a vital role in providing care and support to those facing the challenges of brain tumours. They offer both medical expertise and emotional support, ensuring that patients receive the highest quality care during their treatment and recovery.
In support of International Brain Tumour Week, we encourage everyone to join us in raising awareness. You can make a difference by visiting the International Brain Tumour Association's toolkit. Here, you will find resources and information to help spread the word and support those impacted by brain tumours.
Join us in support of International Brain Tumour Awareness Week
We remain committed to our mission of supporting individuals facing brain tumours and their families. Our nurses work tirelessly to provide the care and compassion that patients need during their journeys to recovery. This International Brain Tumour Week, we extend our hand to all who wish to make a difference. Join us in raising awareness, and together, we can make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by brain tumours.