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What to do after a brain tumour diagnosis

Receiving the news that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a brain tumour 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.

Brain tumours and how they're treated

Types of brain tumour

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

Adult brain tumours

Treatment of brain tumours

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

About treatments

Emerging treatments

Read about some of the new brain tumour treatments currently in development.

Treatments in development

Information and support for you

Support and Information Line

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

Get in touch

Online support groups

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

Join our community online

Supporting friends & family

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

Learn more

Managing day-to-day

Benefits & Money Clinic

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

Book an appointment


Resources such as books, animations for kids and a jargon buster for medical terms.

View our resources

Maintaining your independence

Being diagnosed with a brain tumour can affect your ability to work, drive and travel.

Learn more

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

You can also join our active online community - Join our online support groups.