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There are a number of treatments for brain and spinal cord tumours. Your treatment depends on the type of tumour you have, where it is and your general health. 

Treatment decisions

Read about how doctors decide which treatment you need, and the types of treatment you might have for a brain or spinal cord tumour.


Find out about the different types of surgery for brain and spinal cord tumours, how to prepare for your operation, and how to recover well.


Chemotherapy uses anti cancer drugs to destroy brain tumour cells. The drugs circulate throughout your body in the bloodstream.


Radiotherapy uses high energy x-rays to treat brain and spinal cord 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: 
28 Mar 2019

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