Surgery is a common treatment for brain and spinal cord tumours. Surgeons remove all or part of your tumour. Or you might have surgery to drain a build up of fluid (hydrocephalus) on your brain.
You might have a biopsy on its own or at the same time as surgery to treat the brain tumour.
Surgeons remove all or part of your tumour. There are different ways of doing this.
You might have surgery to drain a build up of fluid on your brain (hydrocephalus).
You have an appointment at the pre assessment clinic 1 or 2 weeks before your operation. You have tests to check your fitness and you meet members of your treatment team.
You usually go into hospital the day before, or on the day of your surgery.
You will have a few tubes in place when you wake up. You will might be in the high dependency unit or intensive care unit.
It can take some time to recover from your brain tumour surgery. There are some immediate and long term problems. Help and support is available.