What to do after a brain tumour diagnosis

Receiving the news that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a brain tumour can be a confusing and daunting time. We've developed a range of information resources to help answer the questions you may have when newly diagnosed.

When 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 patients will share.

Types of brain tumour

There are over 130 different types of primary brain tumours. They differ based on location in the brain and who they affect.

Join BRIAN

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

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.

Supporting Family and Friends

It is easy to feel a bit lost or helpless when a friend or family member is diagnosed, but there are things you can do.

Facebook Support Groups

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

Prognosis

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

Treatment of brain tumours

Read about different treatment options that may be available to you. Including neurosurgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

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:

Support & Info Line

0808 800 0004 (free from landlines and mobiles)

support@thebraintumourcharity.org

Research & Clinical Trials Info Line

01252 749 999

clinicaltrials@thebraintumourcharity.org

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

You can also join our active online community on Facebook - find out more about our groups.