Driving after you've been diagnosed with a brain tumour

You may not be allowed to drive for a period of time after your diagnosis. This will depend on the type of tumour, whether you have had any seizures, the surgery you have, and the license you hold.

If you drive, this change to your daily life can be upsetting. But it’s important to follow the advice you are given.

You will need to contact the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) to tell them about your illness. They will advise you of any restrictions on your right to drive. Have a look the DVLA's information about medical conditions, disabilities and driving, or call 0300 790 6806 for more information.

Being diagnosed with some types of tumours mean you may be able to drive again when you have recovered from treatment. With other types, you may not be allowed to drive again for at least 2 years.

If you’re not sure what you should do, check with your doctor or specialist nurse. They will explain things to you.

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