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Brain tumour diagnosis and treatments

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

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

Make the right choices for you

Our Step by Step interactive guide outlines what happens following a diagnosis, to answer your questions and help you to understand what to expect.

Diagnosing brain tumours

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

Child brain tumour types

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

Clinical trials

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

Treating brain tumours

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

Getting the best treatment and care

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


Resources such as books, animations for children and jargon buster to explain medical terms.