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Most people diagnosed with a brain tumour see their general practitioner (GP) because they’re feeling unwell, be it headaches, or symptoms of ataxia (loss of balance, slurred speech, or falling over).

 

However, other times, a brain tumour can be found during a scan for something completely unrelated, such as a head injury. Sometimes people will experience sudden symptoms, like a seizure, and go directly to a hospital.  

 

Receiving news that you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with brain cancer can be confusing and overwhelming.

 

Take a look at our support information for some direction on what to do next. 

Most people diagnosed with a brain tumour see their general practitioner (GP) because they’re feeling unwell, be it headaches, or symptoms of ataxia (loss of balance, slurred speech, or falling over).

 

However, other times, a brain tumour can be found during a scan for something completely unrelated, such as a head injury. Sometimes people will experience sudden symptoms, like a seizure, and go directly to a hospital.  

 

Receiving news that you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with brain cancer can be confusing and overwhelming.

 

Take a look at our support information for some direction on what to do next. 

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Genetic Testing...
Genetic changes in cancer cells are used to classify and diagnose brain tumours....
Read more
Procedures...
Read about the procedures often used to diagnose a brain tumour....
Read more
Physical Examination...
Examining brain function is one of the first investigations performed by doctors who suspect a brain tumour. ...
Read more
Imaging...
Learn more about the imaging technologies that can be used to diagnose a brain tumour....
Read more

Disclaimer: All content on Cure Brain Cancer Foundation website is created and published online for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should seek your own medical advice from your doctor or other qualified health professional.

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