See your GP if youhave persistent symptoms of a brain tumour. While it's unlikely to be a tumour, it's best to be sure by getting a proper diagnosis.
If your GP is unable to identify a more likely cause of your symptoms, they may refer you to a neurologist for further assessment and tests, such as a brain scan.
Brain tumours are growths of cells in the brain that multiply in an abnormal, uncontrollable way. They can either be cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign).
The symptoms of a brain tumour vary depending on the exact part of the brain that's affected. Common symptoms include: severe, persistent headaches seizures (fits) persistent nausea, vomiting and
See your GP if youhave persistent symptoms of a brain tumour. While it's unlikely to be a tumour, it's best to be sure by getting a proper diagnosis. If your GP is unable to identify a more likely ca
Brain tumours can affect people of any age, including children, although they tend to be more common in older adults. More than 9,000 people are diagnosed with primarybrain tumours in the UK each yea
The main treatment for most brain tumours is surgery, which aims to remove as much of the abnormal tissue as possible. It's not always possible to remove the entire tumour, so further treatment with
As well as reading the separate pages on benign brain tumours and malignant brain tumours , you may find the following websites useful sources of information and support: The Brain Tumour Charity