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).
You have an appointment at the pre assessment clinic 1 or 2 weeks before your operation. Find out what happens and the tests you might have.
You usually go into hospital the day before, or on the day of your surgery.
Find out what happens immediately after and the first few days after surgery for a brain or spinal cord tumour.
It can take some time to recover from your brain tumour surgery. Find out about the immediate and long term problems. And what help and support is available.