This Cinderella cancer
, which currently affects around 6,700 UK women a year, still has a rather depressingly - and unnecessarily - low survival rate, mainly because of its low profile.
A little while ago, I set out the history of the charity's first 15 years in my book 'Cinderella Cancer
Money raised from the Light up a Life appeal will help defeat lung cancer, known as the Cinderella cancer
Professor Garth Cruickshank, professor of neurosurgery at Birmingham University, claimed brain tumours had been "the Cinderella cancer" for too long.
"Despite this brain tumours have been the Cinderella cancer for too long, although it has more impact on people's lives in terms of days lost than any other cancer.
Funding for the Cinderella cancer
support services must increase, broadcaster and journalist Jonathan Dimbleby has urged.
"In the past, the disease has been so low-profile - it's a Cinderella cancer
- but the Roy Castle Foundation will improve my job and the jobs of others like me."
Money raised from the Light up a Life appeal will help defeat lung cancer, which is known as the Cinderella cancer
RAY DONNELLY is the author of Cinderella Cancer
, a personal history of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, published by Bluecoat Press
Professor Ray Donnelly signed copies of his autobiographical work, Cinderella Cancer
: A Personal History of the Roy Castle Lung Foundation, at the Old Hall Street atrium in Liverpool.
Ray has now produced a chronicle of those 15 years in the form of a book called Cinderella Cancer
- A Personal History Of The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
Jennifer Dickson, patient network manager for the foundation, said the disease was a "Cinderella cancer
" because it received little cash despite affecting more than 40,000 people each year.