The main treatments for children’s brain tumours are surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. As well as these treatment types, steroids have an important role in helping to treat brain tumours.
Your child’s multidisciplinary team work together to plan, deliver and support your child’s care. Find out how decisions about treatment are made.
Surgery is a common treatment for a brain tumour. Find out why your child has surgery, who does it and other information.
After brain surgery your child usually goes to the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) or high dependency unit (HDU). Find out what's likely to happen during first few days after surgery.
Recovering from brain surgery can take some time, both in hospital and at home. Find out what to expect.
Radiotherapy is a common treatment for children’s brain tumours. Find out what type of radiotherapy they might have, what happens before, during and after radiotherapy.
Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy can work well for some types of brain tumour. Find out when they might have it, the drugs used, how they have it and the side effects.
Get information on possible treatment options if your child’s brain tumour comes back.