Brain tumours reduce

life expectancy

by on average

20 years.

- 20

Brain tumours reduce

life expectancy

by on average

20 years.

 

 

 

 

 

Br J Cancer. 2005 Jan 31;92(2):241–5.

A NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK

With no easy test for GPs, their task in detecting brain cancer has been likened to searching for a needle in a haystack.

GPs typically have 40, ten-minute appointments per day, and see numerous patients with headache symptoms, the vast majority of which are not life threatening.

 

Spotting the signs is difficult, and GPs must be careful not to send too many patients to hospital for expensive brain scans, as full diagnosis (scan, biopsy, histopathology) can cost over £5,000 and take up to eight weeks or more to complete.

38% of patients have

FIVE VISITS

to their GP before diagnosis

EARLY AND ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS

With the spectroscopic liquid biopsy, doctors will finally have a fast, inexpensive and easy way to accurately test for brain cancer and reduce delays in referral and waiting times.

 

Earlier diagnosis results in significantly higher survival rates compared to late-stage diagnosis, with treatment options and the chances of recovery and better quality of life hugely increased.

The blood test also has the potential to indicate the type and severity of the tumour, allowing doctors and clinicians to prioritise and fast-track the most appropriate and effective treatments.

EARLY DIAGNOSIS IS VITAL TO IMPROVING SURVIVAL RATES AND QUALITY OF LIFE.

High grade brain tumours which are diagnosed as an emergency, higher than any other cancer*

*National Cancer Intelligence Network 2014

63%

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