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What to do when your child has been diagnosed with a brain tumour

Finding out that your child has a brain tumour can be a confusing and scary time. We know you will have lots of questions and have developed a range of resources to help you. You can also contact our team with any questions or if you need support.

Brain tumour types

Information about the types of brain tumour that occur more commonly in children.

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Clinical trials

Find out more about clinical trials and how to search for a trial that may be relevant for your child.

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A biomarker test can help diagnose tumour type and plan treatment.

About biomarkers

Getting a second opinion

You are entitled to ask for a second opinion from another GP, consultant or specialist.

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Brain tumour treatments

Read more information about the different treatments for children with a brain tumour.

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Your child's health team (MDT)

A team of healthcare professionals from different specialities will care for your child.

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Questions to ask

A list of questions to ask your medical team to help you understand and make decisions.

What to ask

Side effects of a brain tumour

Find out more about brain tumour side effects and how to cope with these.

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Support for families

Our Children and Families team are here to help after a brain tumour diagnosis.

Get support

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.