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

Personality changes and brain tumours

The physical and emotional impact of diagnosis, treatment and lifestyle changes can affect mood and general character

Memory difficulties and brain tumours

Memory involves many different parts of the brain. Many brain tumours therefore can cause memory difficulties.

Communication difficulties

A brain tumour can cause difficulties with understanding language, expressing language or both.

Fatigue and brain tumours

Fatigue is the most common side-effect of brain tumours and their treatment. Many find it the most disruptive.

Depression and brain tumours

Depression can be triggered by the diagnosis of a brain tumour, as an effect of treatment or by the impact on daily life.

Cognition (thinking skills) and brain tumours

Brain tumours and their treatments can affect thinking skills, which may make some aspects of daily life difficult.

Epilepsy (seizures) and brain tumours

Around 60% of brain tumour patients will experience a seizure at least once during the course of their illness.

Learning difficulties in children

It is estimated that over half of children who are treated for a brain tumour will have a learning difficulty of some sort.