The headache that turned out to be a brain tumour

New figures reveal almost half of cancer patients in South East England are diagnosed too late to be given the best chance of survival.

Cancer Research says there is a 'desperate shortage' of NHS staff able to conduct the necessary tests - and the government is being urged to urgently recruit and train staff to diagnose and treat cases early.

In one Kent case, a man's potentially fatal brain tumour was repeatedly dismissed by doctors. Jenna Verdicchio reports.

Contributions by Polly Turner of The Pickering Centre and Matt Case, Cancer Research UK.

Dan had an operation for his brain tumour Credit: Family
Dan attends the Pickering Drop-in Centre in Tunbridge Wells Credit: ITV

The Pickering Cancer Drop-in Centre gives support to people whose lives have been touched by cancer.