Brain tumours: treatment challenges and how to support patients who receive a diagnosis
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Brain tumours: treatment challenges and how to support patients who receive a diagnosis

Lynne Pearce Health journalist

The form of cancer for which most life-years are lost, brain tumour is rare but its survival rate is low

Though brain tumours are rare, survival rates are low, resulting in the most life-years lost of any cancer, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). They are also notoriously difficult to diagnose, with symptoms found in non-cancerous conditions such as migraine or epilepsy.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 21, 1, 7-9. doi: 10.7748/cnp.21.1.7.s3

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