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Symptoms and diagnosis

Get information about brain tumour symptoms and how they are diagnosed by healthcare professionals.

Almost 11,000 people are diagnosed with a primary brain tumour (tumor) each year. With over 130 different types of brain tumour already known to us, and with different areas of the brain controlling different functions, the symptoms associated with this disease can vary significantly from person to person in terms of the short and long term symptoms they cause.

Adult symptoms

About the signs and symptoms of brain tumours and when to see your doctor.

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Child symptoms

How to spot possible signs and symptoms of brain tumours in children.

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Symptoms by location

Learn about how symptoms can differ based on the location of a brain tumour.

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Talking to your doctor

Here's some advice on how to prepare for your appointment with your GP.

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Diagnosing brain tumours

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

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After diagnosis

Find out what to do after a brain tumour diagnosis, including information and support.

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