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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 types of primary brain tumour. Read about common adult brain tumours.

Adult brain tumours


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Find out about BRIAN

Emerging treatments

Read about some of the new brain tumour treatments currently in development.

Treatments in development

Clinical Trials

Understand what a clinical trial is, how it works and if you may be suitable to take part in one.

About clinical trials

Information and Support line

Our Information and Support Line is open Monday to Friday. Find out more.

Get support

Supporting Family & Friends

What you can do to help when a friend or family member is diagnosed.

How you can help

Facebook Support Groups

Join our closed Facebook groups where you can meet others living with a brain tumour diagnosis.

Join our Facebook groups

Treatment of brain tumours

Read about different treatment options including neurosurgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

About treatments

Maintain your independence

Information to help you maintain your independence including travel and employment.

Find out more

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 and Information Services

0808 800 0004 (free from landlines and mobiles)

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

You can also join our active online community - Join our online support groups.