Bone Cancer Awareness Trust
The Bone Cancer Awareness Trust was set up by the family and friends of Luke Bradwell, who passed away on the 3rd January 2012 after a valiant fight with Osteosarcoma. We aim to raise awareness of bone cancer to promote early diagnosis, as this is one of the most important factors influencing outcome. Each year in the UK there are about 450 people who are diagnosed with a form of primary bone cancer. Primary bone cancer mainly affects children and young people between the ages of 10 – 24. We want people to be empowered with information on primary bone cancer, in the hope that late diagnosis becomes a thing of the past. The first aim of the Trust is to provide bone cancer information cards to GP surgeries. On completion, our second aim is to continue the awareness campaign by providing secondary schools with this important information. We hope increased awareness will encourage individuals to seek medical attention sooner, as we believe early diagnosis can save limbs and lives.