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Living with a brain tumour

A brain tumour diagnosis, whether it is you or a loved one who receives it, is devastating. Living with a brain tumour can mean there may be areas of your life you have to think about which you have not considered before.

This section of our website aims to provide you with information to help and support you in dealing with this life-changing event in the best way possible. We’ve designed it to help you understand what challenges might lay ahead, and to find ways of dealing with these challenges as effectively as possible. And, we hope it can help you whether you are living with a brain tumour or are caring for someone with a brain tumour.

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Side effects

Tips for coping with brain tumour side effects, which can impact your quality of life.

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

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Maintaining independence

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

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Finances and benefits

Information and advice to help you navigate the financial impact of a brain tumour diagnosis.

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End of life resources

See the support that will be available to you and your family at your end of life and after you’re gone.

Free Counselling Service

We offer a free counselling service to people diagnosed with a brain tumour charity and their loved ones. If you need to talk, we’re here to listen.

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Join our community online

Our closed Facebook groups are a great place to connect with other people affected by a brain tumour and share your experiences.