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Brain tumour

Brain and spinal cord tumours can affect anyone of any age. They are a collection of cells that have grown out of control – they can be non-cancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant).


  • Headaches
  • Fits (seizures)
  • Feeling or being sick a lot
  • Memory problems or changes in personality
  • Progressive weakness or paralysis on one side of your body
  • Vision or speech problems

These symptoms could be less serious gastrointestinal diseases or conditions, and you might get used to them, but it is important you speak to your GP if your symptoms change, get worse or do not feel normal to you.


The type of treatment you receive will depend on the location and stage of your cancer. The main treatments include:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy

Your treatment plan may have a combination of these.

Support and more information available

Brain Tumour Support
Contact: Louise Tully
Phone: 01454 422701


Brain tumours

Cancer Research UK

Brain tumours


Brain tumours


Brain Tumour Charity

Brain Tumour Research