A leading charity is claiming that too little is spent on research into brain tumours, compared with other forms of cancers.
Brain Tumour Research says that less than one percent of cancer research funding is spent on the brain - and that figure is falling, even though cases are on the rise.
Watch the full report from Lucy Taylor below.
Less than one percent of the total spending on cancer research goes to investigating brain tumours, according to Brain Tumour Research - and the number of cases is on the rise.
Melanie Hennessey from Redcar had symptoms for ten years.
She spoke to ITV News about being diagnosed:
"I've had headaches for as long as I can remember. And I was getting really tired. And I would say to the doctor, I am so exhausted, is this normal for me? I shouldn't be like this, at my age.
And he would say, no you're right, you shouldn't. But you don't think, do you? I've got a headache and I'm tired, I've got a brain tumour."
A charity has said too little is spent on research into brain tumours, compared with other types of cancer. The report from Brain Tumour Research said only 0.8% of total spending on cancer research goes towards the brain.
That figure is falling, even though the number of cases is on the rise.