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Name  Brain tumour
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Symptoms of Brain Tumour
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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• The Brain Tumour Charity Liverpool Support Group meets at The Brain Charity


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 Tumour Support
Support Services tel. 01454 422701​
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Brain and Spine Foundation
Helpline: 0808 808 1000
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Children and young people

HeadSmart
Common signs and symptoms of a brain tumour in babies, children and teenagers.
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Brain and Spinal Tumours (Children With Cancer UK)
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Online resources What should I tell my children about my brain tumour? (Brain and Spine Foundation)
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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

A part of The Brain Charity's outreach work in St Helens, the St. Helens Brain Tumour support group meets once a month. Thursdays, 6.00-7.00pm. You can just turn up!

Our resources

Living with a brain tumour The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Brain Tumour 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.