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Brain Cancer: When Hope Is The Only Thing That Keeps You Going

One woman's story of facing Australia's most deadly cancer.

30/12/2016 4:08 PM AEDT | Updated 30/12/2016 4:11 PM AEDT
Video by Emily Verdouw.

There could be no more sobering or horrifying moment than being told by a doctor you have almost 100% chance of dying from a disease you only just found out you had.

But that horrifying idea was a reality for Brooke Walsh almost 18 months ago. She was diagnosed with not just brain cancer, but a Glioblastoma (GBM), the most aggressive of all brain cancers.

Each year, 1600 Australian's are diagnosed with some form of brain cancer.

There is no cancer that kills more Aussies under 40, and no bigger killer of children period.

Yet, it is the most underfunded of all the cancers, receiving only 5% of the federal government's cancer research funding.

But in absence of a cure there is hope. Brooke Walsh and neurosurgeon Dr. Charlie Teo share that story.

If you would like to donate to Brain Cancer research head to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation or Carrie's Beanies for Brain Cancer.

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