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Diagnosis and treatments

Brain tumours are quite complex - at present, over 130 different types of 'high grade' (cancerous) or 'low grade' (non-cancerous) brain tumours are known.

Find key information about brain tumours in adults and children including symptoms, diagnosis and treatments, and read advice on living with, or caring for someone with, a brain tumour.

Diagnosing brain tumours

Find out how brain tumours are diagnosed including scans, eye tests and biomarker testing.

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Child brain tumour types

Information about the types of brain tumours that occur more commonly in children.

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Adult brain tumour types

Detailed information about the most common types of adult brain tumour.

About adult brain tumours

Clinical trials

Understand what a clinical trial is, how it works and if you may be suitable to take part in one.

Understanding clinical trials

Treating brain tumours

Read about different treatment options including neurosurgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Brain tumour treatments

Navigating the system

Helping you understand how the NHS works, your health team and second opinions.

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