Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy targets cancer cells in a specific area of the body.

  • Radiotherapy explained

    You might be offered radiotherapy to treat a tumour in your brain. This can be given in different ways.

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Making treatment decisions

Your doctors may tell you there are different options for your treatment. It can be difficult to make a decision, but information and support will help.

Monitoring brain tumours

This may be an option for some people with low-grade or benign tumours. It means choosing to wait and see if the tumour grows and causes symptoms, or if your symptoms get worse before you have treatment.

Surgery

You might be offered surgery to remove all or part of your brain tumour.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy uses drugs to treat cancer. It can be given in different ways and will be carefully planned.

Supportive and other treatments

Your specialist may give you steroids or anticonvulsants to deal with your symptoms. Always take your medication as prescribed.

After treatment

You may take some time to recover after treatment for a brain tumour. You might also find you need to get used to coping with different side effects.

Clinical trials

Many people are offered a trial as part of treatment. Find out more to help you decide if a trial is right for you.