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Brain tumour information

The information on this page is about primary brain tumours (cancer that starts in the brain).  

For information about secondary brain tumours (cancer that started somewhere else but has spread to the brain), please view the secondary cancers pages. 

University Hospitals of Leicester information

You may find the following leaflets helpful:      

The neuro-oncology team looking after you (MDT and key worker)

Brain tumours and seizures 

Advice about taking dexamethasone when you have a brain tumour 

Please be aware that even if you have been diagnosed with a brain tumour not all of the leaflets will be relevant to your care.  Leaflets relevant to your care will be given to you at the appropriate time, giving you the chance to discuss them with your healthcare team.

Click on the coloured text links below to find general information that may be of help:                          

Tests and investigations

Click on the above link to see if there is any online UHL information on the tests and investigations you may require. Use the search box to find out.

Chemotherapy and other drug therapies

UHL and other information about chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy (including immunotherapy) and other drug therapies.  Please note that not all therapies are suitable for all types of cancer.

Radiotherapy

UHL and other information about radiotherapy treatment. Please note that radiotherapy is not suitable for all types of cancer.

Eating, appetite or taste

Local and other information that you may find useful if you have eating problems as a result of your cancer or its treatment.            

Support groups

For details of the local brain tumour support group, and details of general cancer support groups in the local area, please click the heading above.                  

Further information

If you would like more information, including details of how to contact a nurse specialist, please contact the Cancer Information Centre.   Alternatively, click on the heading above for details of other organisations that may be able to help you.     

Information in languages other than English 

If your preferred language is not English, please click the heading above to find out if there is any relevant information available, or contact the Cancer Information Centre.   

This page last reviewed 26/07/2021