Brain cancer

Brain cancer occurs when cells in your brain grow in an abnormal and uncontrolled way, forming a tumour. Brain cancer can occur as a primary tumour or it can occur when cancer in another part of your body spreads to your brain.

How is it diagnosed?

Signs and symptoms of brain cancer can include seizures, weakness or paralysis in a part of your body and issues with your sight, taste and hearing. The main tests for brain cancer include CT, MRI and PET scans.

How is it treated?

Treatment for brain cancer may involve surgery to remove a tumour, and chemotherapy or other targeted drug or immunotherapy and/or radiotherapy to destroy cancer cells.

Living well during treatment

You and your loved ones will face both physical and psychological challenges while you are undergoing treatment for cancer. Ramsay Cancer Care provides a holistic and integrated service, to ensure that your needs are met at every step of your treatment and recovery. 

During and after your treatment for brain cancer, you may like to access support for:

Your physical wellbeing
Your mental wellbeing
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