Brain tumours may cause effects that can have an impact on your quality of life. They can affect different parts of the brain which control different functions. This means that the effects of a brain tumour you may experience depends on the location, its size and its aggressiveness.
The physical and emotional impact of diagnosis, treatment and lifestyle changes can affect mood and general character.
Memory involves many different parts of the brain. Many brain tumours therefore can cause memory difficulties.
A brain tumour can cause difficulties with understanding language, expressing language or both.
Fatigue is the most common side-effect of brain tumours and their treatment. Many find it the most disruptive.
Depression can be triggered by the diagnosis of a brain tumour, as an effect of treatment or by the impact on daily life.
Brain tumours and their treatments can affect thinking skills, which may make some aspects of daily life difficult.
Around 60% of brain tumour patients will experience a seizure at least once during the course of their illness.
It is estimated that over half of children who are treated for a brain tumour will have a learning difficulty of some sort.