Every year in Ireland, an average of 45 children and teenagers are diagnosed with a tumour of the brain or spinal cord. Brain tumours are the most common tumours seen in children, and account for 2 in 10 new cases of childhood cancer every year.
A diagnosis like this is of course, a very stressful time for the entire family.
This information is written for you, the parent or guardian; to provide you with information about the brain and spinal cord, the types of tumours that occur in this area, the different ways that these tumours are treated and how to explain brain tumours to children.
Understanding a Brain Tumour in children
Understanding Brain Tumour Scans
Understanding Steroids for children living with a Brain Tumour
Understanding a Brain Tumour in a Parent
Understanding a Brain Tumour in a Sibling