A CAMPAIGNER from Ascot spoke in Parliament yesterday about how the ketogenic diet has helped control his seizures.

Andrew Scarborough from Sunninghill spoke to members at Westminster on July 16 at the annual general meeting of an all parliamentary group on brain tumours (APPGBT).

The 33-year-old is one of many political activists working with the charity Brain Tumour Research to raise awareness of how brain tumours affect people individually.

Andrew was just 27 when he was diagnosed with a high-grade brain tumour after suffering a brain haemorrhage and had to have surgery.

After four months of chemotherapy, he decided to stop and instead, make changes to his diet which he claims has "changed his life drastically".

He said: "I have been on the ketogenic diet for six years now and it has dramatically improved my quality of life, although I did need to adapt it and personalise it to suit my unique requirements.

"There are currently limited options for brain tumour patients so it is always interesting to hear about alternative ways in treating brain tumours, as well as about new surgical techniques."

Patients, carers, researchers and charity representatives attended the event aiming to give a voice to the brain tumour community across the UK.

Andrew added: "Less than 20 per cent of those diagnosed survive beyond five as years compared with an average of 50 per cent across all cancers.

"It is imperative we continue to call for greater support and action for research into what scientists are calling the last battleground against cancer."