In this section you will find loads of info about brain tumour treatment options. Decisions will not be easy and hopefully you will be fully involved in them. Our experience sadly is that sometimes you are not given the full picture so you can’t make informed decisions about your brain tumour treatment. Hopefully this section will answer questions and raise more! Remember – knowledge is power. The more you know, the more you will be empowered to take control of your treatment and decide what the right path is for you. Ask, ask and ask again. And you can ask us.
Brain surgery. Scary words. If you are reading this then it is highly likely you have recently learnt that you are going to have neurosurgery. This is one of the first major decisions you will face. In fact, I don’t think there is anything as frightening as facing this decision – ever. If you can make this decision – one way or the other – then nothing you do will ever be as scary as this.
Such is the progress in personalised treatments that neuropathologists can now identify which tumours are likely to respond to chemotherapy. Specific tests might provide information that can be used to influence your treatment and diagnosis. Not all hospitals run such tests but you can ask for them.