Many people diagnosed with a brain or spinal cord tumour first see their general practitioner (GP) because they are feeling unwell. Occasionally, diagnosis of brain tumours or cancer will occur during a scan for something unrelated, such as a head injury. Some people have sudden symptoms (such as loss of consciousness, a severe headache or a seizure) and go directly to the hospital’s emergency department.
Learn more about:
- Staging and prognosis
- Your health care team
- Video: Diagnosis for brain cancer
- Video: Cancer and common diagnosis
Video: Diagnosis for brain cancer
Watch this video to learn more about the diagnosis process for brain cancer and the steps involved, such as the different types of scans, coping with a diagnosis, and the health professionals you may see.
Video: Cancer and common diagnostic tests
Watch this short video to learn about what cancer is, and some common diagnostic tests.