This weekend the charity Brain Tumour Support will be hosting its Patients and Families weekend at Tortworth Court Hotel in Gloucestershire. The two day event offers speakers, support and group discussions to those diagnosed with brain tumours and their family and carers.
This is just one way in which Brain Tumour Support provides services to help guide patients and those around them through the journey of diagnosis and treatment. Through a network of support workers (some through a partnership with Macmillan support) and groups they can share information and advice to make life easier at a time when it is most challenging.
Clarke Willmott is proud to be attending the support weekend, offering advice to attendees on legal matters arising out of their brain tumours. This could include advice about making a will, powers of attorney or even employment advice if people have to take time of work as part of their treatment. We will also be able to advise on medical negligence claims if a brain tumour was not diagnosed when it could have been.
If you would like to know more about brain tumours or Brain Tumour Support, then the charity’s website has useful links and information – www.braintumoursupport.co.uk
Some quick facts are:
It is thought that more than 10,000 people per annum are diagnosed with a brain tumour;
Between 2010 and 2011, 14% of those diagnosed were thought to survive for 10 or more years;
Less than 1% of brain tumours are thought to be preventable;
The main symptoms of brain tumour include headache, vomiting, seizures, problems with hearing or vision, drowsiness and unexplained twitching. Anyone worried about symptoms should contact their GP.