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What to do after a brain tumour diagnosis

Receiving the news that you or a loved one has had a brain tumour diagnosis can be a confusing and daunting time. We’ve developed a range of information resources to help answer the questions you may have when newly diagnosed. 

When first diagnosed with a brain tumour, we know that people have lots of questions about what is going to happen. These are not always easy to answer and each person’s journey will be unique, but we’ve tried to address some of the common issues that many patients will share.

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If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a brain tumour and you don’t know which way to turn, start with our Information Pack.

Brain tumours and how they’re treated

X-rays of brains used during brain tumour diagnosis

Types of brain tumour

There are over 130 types of primary brain tumour. Read about common adult brain tumours.

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Treatment of brain tumours

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

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Share your experiences and help create change

By taking part in our Improving Brain Tumour Care surveys and sharing your experiences of your brain tumour diagnosis, you can help us improve treatment and care for everyone affected by a brain tumour.

Information and support for you

A member of our Support & Information Team provides support over the phone to somebody affected by a brain tumour diagnosis

Support and Information Line

Our Support & Information team can provide a listening ear and help you find useful information.

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Online support groups

Our online support groups are a great way to connect with other people affected by brain tumours.

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Supporting friends & family

Learn how we can support you and your loved ones after a brain tumour diagnosis.

two young supporters of The Brain Tumour Charity holding a tablet showing the BRIAN app - an app designed to help those affected by brain tumours


BRIAN is our app that helps people help people cope with a brain tumour diagnosis. BRIAN will help you – and those supporting you – to understand how you are doing and to make better informed decisions.

Managing day-to-day

Our experienced Benefits and Money Advisor providing advice over the phone to someone affected by a brain tumour

Benefits & Money Clinic

We’ve partnered with Rushmoor Citizens Advice to provide a weekly telephone benefits clinic.

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Our free counselling service provides a safe space to talk about the impact that a diagnosis has had on you.

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Maintaining your independence

A brain tumour diagnosis may affect your ability to work, drive and travel.

If you have further questions, need to clarify any of the information on this page, or want to find out more about research and clinical trials, please contact our team:
Support and Information Services
0808 800 0004 Free from landlines and mobiles
Phone lines open Mon-Fri, 09:00-17:00