21 Apr Go Grey In May For Brain Cancer Awareness
May is observed as Brain Cancer Awareness Month in Australia.
Brain cancer is the 6th leading cause of cancer deaths in Australia. It also disproportionately affects young people, being the leading cause of cancer-related deaths for people under the age of twenty-five. In October of 2017, Australia’s Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, announced the Australian Brain Cancer Mission- a ten-year plan that aims to double the survival rates of those with brain cancer, and improve the quality of life of those living with brain cancer.
Brain cancer can sometimes be more common in people who have certain inherited genetic conditions and can occur at any age. Although many charities and organisations are dedicated to finding causes and taking preventative measures, there is no exact cause of brain cancer that has been found. This is precisely why a program like ‘Go Grey in May’ is important, because it generates awareness and further knowledge about this deadly disease.
‘Go Grey in May’ attempts to raise awareness within communities to encourage vital support and research into preventing and treating brain cancer. Brain tumours currently kill more adults under forty than any other forms of cancer. As with all cancers, early detection is vital to improve the likelihood of survival.
You can get involved with ‘Go Grey In May’ by donating to any charity that supports brain cancer research, spreading awareness to your friends and family, and ‘going grey’ by wearing a grey ribbon or clothing throughout the month of May.