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What to ask your doctor about tests for brain tumours

Men and women discussing brain tumours

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • What tests will I have?
  • What are you looking for?
  • Will the tests show whether I have a brain tumour?
  • Will the tests show if the brain tumour is benign or malignant?
  • Will the tests show whether my brain tumour can be removed?
  • Are any of the tests painful?
  • Do any of the tests have after effects?
  • Can I have these tests as an outpatient?
  • Should I bring someone with me when I have the tests?
  • How long will the results take?
  • Who will give me the test results?
  • Will you need to discuss the results with other specialists to help decide the best treatment for me?
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Updated: 25 November 2013