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Brain tumour signs and symptoms

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

More than 12,000 people are diagnosed with a primary brain tumour each year. With over 130 different types of brain tumour already known to us, and with different areas of the brain controlling different functions, outcomes can be very different from person to person, both in the short and long term.

We’ve put together information to help you find out more about the common brain tumour signs and symptoms and what you can look out for. You can click through below to find out more about these symptoms in adults and children, how you can talk to your doctor about them and how they are diagnosed.

Parent holding hands with child who has brain tumour symptoms

Child symptoms

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

x-ray of brain looking for brain tumour signs

Symptoms by location

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

woman talking to doctor about her brain tumour symptoms

Talking to your doctor

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

woman getting eye test because she had brain tumour signs and symptoms

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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