Knowing your child is going to have neurosurgery can be a scary time for parents. Understanding why this is needed, what it involves and what to expect afterwards, can help you to prepare yourself and your child.
Neurosurgery can have several purposes related to the treatment and management of your child's tumour and its associated symptoms, including:
Your child could also experience some or all of the following temporary effects:
These effects usually disappear shortly after surgery, occasionally they may persist for longer periods. If you are worried about any symptoms, speak to your child's health team.
Our FREE Brain Tumour Information Pack has been designed to help you through this difficult time, to guide you through the healthcare system, answer your questions, and reassure you that you're not alone so that you feel confident when discussing treatment and care options with your medical team.