Dorset mum at DoH to raise brain tumour awareness

125 children a year die from brain tumours because of the UK's slow diagnosis rates. One mother from North Dorset is hoping to reverse that trend.

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North Dorset mum to meet Department of Health

Sacha Langton-Gilks with her son David. Credit: Family photograph

125 children a year are dying from brain tumours because the UK is 50% slower at diagnosing children's brain tumours than similar countries worldwide.

Statistics show the UK has the highest number of child deaths compared to other Western European countries.

Sacha Langton-Gilks, from North Dorset, whose own son David died as a result of a brain tumour in 2012 has joined the HeadSmart project to raise awareness of the symptoms of brain tumours in children and young people.

Today she is meeting with the Department of Health in a bid to further the cause.

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