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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. Find out about common types.

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Alternative Treatments

Therapies to help with symptoms and side-effects alongside conventional treatments.

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Clinical Trials

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

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Information and Support line

Find out about the ways your can access information and support.

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Supporting Family and Friends

How you can 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 affected by a brain tumour.

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Treatment of brain tumours

Read about different treatments, including neurosurgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

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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

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