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

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    If you've been offered surgery for your brain tumour, you might have a lot of questions. You can find out what the different types of operations involve and what to expect.

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Decisions about treatment

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.


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.

Treatment overview

Your treatment plan may depend on the tumour’s size, position, type, grade, biomarkers and your symptoms.


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


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.

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.

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.