Information about tests, scans, symptoms and possible causes of cancer.

  • How brain tumours are diagnosed

    If a brain tumour is suspected, you’ll see a specialist who will do some simple tests on your nervous system.

  • Causes and risk factors

    The cause of brain tumours is unknown but some genetic conditions and previous radiotherapy to the head can slightly increase risk.

Back to Brain tumours

Understanding brain tumours

and how they develop


the practical, work and financial side


brain tumours and what to expect


with and after treatment

Types of brain tumour

and how they can affect the brain

Resources and publications

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