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When your child is 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 parents will share.

Child brain tumour types

There are many different types of childhood brain tumours, these pages will provide you with information on the most common.


BRIAN is our free global web-app offering day-to-day strategies, hints and tips to help you move forward.

Treatment of brain tumours

Read about the treatment options that may be available to you. Including neurosurgery, chemotherapy and proton beam therapy.

Alternative treatments

Learn about therapies used alongside conventional treatments to help manage symptoms and the side-effects of treatment

Clinical trials

Understand what a clinical trial is, how it works and if you may be suitable to take part in one.

Information and Support line

Our support and information phone line is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Find out more.

Family Days

Our free, UK Family Days offer families families affected by a brain tumour the chance to meet others and get support

Facebook Support Groups

Find out how to join our closed Facebook groups where you can meet others living with a brain tumour diagnosis.


Get information on life expectancy and survival rates for specific types of brain tumour

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:

Information and Support line

0808 800 0004 (free from landlines and mobiles)

Phone lines open Mon-Fri, 09:00-17:00

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