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Find out about the different types of treatment for brain and spinal cord tumours.

Treatment decisions

Read about how your doctor decides which treatment you need, and the types of treatment you might have.


Find out about the types of surgery for brain and spinal tumours. Get information on how to prepare for surgery and what happens afterwards.


Find out about where and how you have chemotherapy for brain and spinal cord tumours, and about the side effects.


Radiotherapy uses high energy waves to treat brain tumours.

Steroids (dexamethasone, prednisolone, methylprednisolone)

Steroids have an important role in helping to treat brain tumours.

If your brain tumour comes back

Find out what happens if your brain tumour comes back.

Follow up appointments

Read about follow up appointments and tests after treatment for brain tumours.

Last reviewed: 
10 Nov 2015

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