Surgery is a possible treatment for brain and spinal cord tumours. You might have surgery to remove all or part of your tumour, or to drain a build up of fluid (hydrocephalus) on your brain.
Find out why you might have surgery and the different types of surgery.
You might have surgery to drain a build up of fluid on your brain (hydrocephalus).
Find out about what happens before surgery, the people you’ll meet and the exercises you need to do.
Find out about what you need to take in, what to expect and how to prepare to make it less stressful.
Find out what happens on the day of surgery, including about having an anaesthetic.
Read about what will happen in the first few hours and days after your operation and how you’ll feel.
It can take some time to recover from your surgery. Find out about long term problems and what help and support is available.