Living with a brain tumour

A brain tumour (tumor) diagnosis, whether it is you or a loved one who receives it, is devastating. It can be very difficult to accept and can change your life in many ways. It can have a significant impact on your social, physical, functional and emotional well-being.

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 - to help you understand what challenges might lay ahead, and to find ways of dealing with these challenges as effectively as possible - whether you have a brain tumour or are caring for someone with a brain tumour.

Side effects

Brain tumours can affect a variety of brain functions, which can have an impact on your quality of life.

Being a carer

It is often forgotten that you can only care for someone well, if you care for yourself.

Travel and driving

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


We have developed a range resources to help staying in, returning to, or looking for work after a brain tumour diagnosis.

Finances and government benefits

If you are affected by a brain tumour, either as a patient or a carer, you may be entitled to financial help.

Diet and nutrition

A balanced diet can help you keep your strength and energy up, lower your risk of infection and recover well from treatment.

Getting your affairs in order

Find information on how to make a Will, Discretionary Trusts and choosing a Lasting Power of Attorney.

Terminal diagnosis

Find out what financial support will be available to you and your family at your end of life and after you are gone.

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