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Getting better after treatment for brain tumours

Read about who can help you whilst you are recovering from treatment for a brain tumour.

Treatment for a brain tumour can seem like a long haul. It will leave you emotionally and physically drained. You will need time to recover your energy levels. 

Physical symptoms

You might have some physical symptoms, although this is not always the case. You may have:

  • weakness on one side of your body, in an arm or a leg 
  • difficulty walking or moving in other ways 
  • difficulty with speech or understanding 
  • fits (seizures)

Your symptoms will depend on where in your brain the tumour was. In time, another area of your brain can learn to take over some of the functions that were affected by your tumour, or its treatment. You may or may not get completely back to how you were before your brain tumour. But help is available for you. 

Your treatment team

There are various professionals who can be involved in your recovery after treatment for a brain tumour. 

This might include a:

  • physiotherapist (to help you with movement) 
  • occupational therapist (to see what help you need with everyday activities such as dressing) 
  • speech and language therapist (to help with speech and swallowing) 

You have a right to care that will help you recover as soon as possible. Don't be afraid to ask for this if it is not arranged automatically. 

Information and help

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