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Name  Brain tumour
Related to/Also known as  
Symptoms A tumour which occurs in the brain, which may be benign (slow growing, non-cancerous), or malignant (invasive, often grows rapidly and cancerous). Each type of tumour has different characteristics.
Types There are many different types of brain tumours. You can find a useful explanation and list at:
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Useful national contacts Brain Tumour Action
Tel. 0131 466 3116
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The Brain Tumour Charity
Tel. 0845 4500 386
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Find your local support group:
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BT Buddies
support for high-grade tumours
Tel: 01688 400 687(9am - 9pm)
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Astro Fund
support for low-grade tumours
Tel. 01485 572767
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Brainstrust
Tel: 01983 292 405
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Brain and Spine Foundation
Helpline: 0808 808 1000
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Online resources What should I tell my children about my brain tumour? (Brain and Spine Foundation)
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MediKidz explain Brain Tumours
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My Cancer Treatment
provides up-to-date and accessible information about NHS cancer services in England
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Losing Myself: The Reality of Life with a Brain Tumour (The Brain Tumour Charity)
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News and events  
Our resources

Living with a brain tumour The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Visit our library to read Living with a Brain Tumor: Dr Peter Black's Guide to Taking Control of Your Treatment. Or have a Link opens in new window look in your local library for this book.
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