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Attending follow-up clinics is often a worrying time as you’re anxious to hear that everything is alright.
In some cases, a brain tumour can come back in the same area that it first started (recurrence). If this happens, your doctor will explain the extent of this recurrence and how it will be treated.
Recurrence is different from a secondary tumour|, where a cancer has spread from a different part of the body.
Learning that your tumour has come back can feel devastating. You may find our section on coping with advanced cancer| useful. You may also find it helpful to talk to our cancer support specialists|. Your healthcare team can also provide a lot of support and can refer you to a counsellor if you feel this might help.
Content last reviewed: 1 May 2012
Next planned review: 2014
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