Patient calls for urgent petition support

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A brain tumour patient who has undergone two years of chemotherapy is urging people to sign our petition to help us achieve 100,000 signatures in the hope of prompting a parliamentary debate. 

Lee Masters was diagnosed with an inoperable low-grade astrocytoma shortly after celebrating his 30th birthday in 2017. Despite 12 months of PCV chemotherapy, Lee’s tumour continued to grow and, after a biopsy in November 2020, it was reclassified as a grade 3. 

Lee (pictured on a Walk of Hope with his sisters, Paula and Helen, and dog, George) had radiotherapy, followed by another year of chemotherapy which he completed in August 2022. A scan at the beginning of October showed Lee’s tumour is stable. 

He said: “Over the years I’ve researched other treatments and made changes to my lifestyle and diet.  

“I understand that there have been advances in treatment available overseas but it seems outrageous that as well as living with this disease, patients are often self-funding and looking at alternative treatments themselves.” 

Having raised more than £5,000 for Brain Tumour Research with the help of his family over the last three years, Lee is now supporting our petition calling on the Government to ring-fence £110 million of current and new funding to kick-start an increase in the national investment in brain tumour research to £35 million a year by 2028.  

More than 67,000 people have now signed, but we now have less than two weeks to achieve our goal of 100,000 signatures by Tuesday 31st October. If you haven’t yet signed, please do so now

If you have already signed, please keep sharing our petition on all your social media and send it directly to your family, friends and colleagues urging them to sign too so we can reach our target. 

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