Brain Tumours

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UK sources of information and / or support

Improving outcomes for people with brain and other CNS tumours

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

Photodynamic Therapy for Brain Tumours

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

Glioma (newly diagnosed and high grade) - carmustine implants and temozolomide

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

Astro Fund

The only UK charity to focus purely on low-grade gliomas.

BANA (British Acoustic Neuroma Association)

A patient organized and administered information and mutual aid group, founded in 1993. Exists for mutual support, information exchange and sympathetic listening.

Brain Tumour Action

Aims to provide information, support and counselling to brain tumour patients and patients’ friends and families.

Brain Tumour Charity

Funds scientific and clinical research into brain tumours and offer support and information to those affected, whilst raising awareness and influencing policy.

Brainstrust

Provides pragmatic support and advice from the point of diagnosis.

Ellie Savage Memorial Trust

Aims to help families living in East Anglia who have a child with cancer or a brain tumour by providing financial support.

Headsmart

Aims to enhance the awareness of symptoms of brain tumours in children and young people.

Meningioma UK

Offers support and information to patients and carers affected by meningioma. 

The Brain Tumour Charity

Exists to find a cure for childhood and adult brain tumours through funding research and to offer support, hope and information to patients and their carers. 

The Pituitary Foundation

Provides support to people with pituitary conditions including pituitary tumours. 

Medicine Guide for Brain Cancer

Information from emc Medicine Guides.

Brain tumour

Information from the Brain and Spine Foundation.

Brain tumours

Information from Macmillan Cancer Support.

Secondary brain tumours

Information from Macmillan Cancer Support.

Brain tumours

Information from CancerHelp UK.

Brain cancer

Information from Cancer Research UK.

Brain Tumours

Information from the North London Cancer Network.

Brain tumour (benign)

Information from NHS Choices.

Contact details of further groups concerned with cancer may be found on the Patient UK cancer page.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

Author:
Dr Tim Kenny
Document ID:
7322 (v12)
Last Checked:
21 February 2012

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