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Brain cancer kills more people under 40 years of age than any other cancer and one Aussie will die from it every eight hours.
So, it’s more than likely you or someone you love could eventually be affected by this terrible disease.
nib has partnered with the Mark Hughes Foundation to turn those statistics around, profiling the work of the researchers and volunteers involved in the battle against brain cancer.
Not only does the Mark Hughes Foundation help fund research into finding a cure for brain cancer, but it’s created a Brain Cancer Care Coordinator role for Hunter New England Health – a role which provides patients and their families an advocate from when they’re first diagnosed, throughout their treatment, during follow-up and end of life care.
We spoke to Brain Cancer Care Coordinator Sandy Nixon to find out more about what she does and why her role is so important to brain cancer patients.