Living with brain cancer

Follow up

Once your treatment is over, your doctor will want to see you for regular check-ups. This is known as follow–up. At first these check–ups will be quite often but gradually become less frequent. If you are between check-ups and have a symptom or problem that worries you, let your doctor know without delay.

Support groups

There are several support groups for patients with brain tumours that meet regularly. For example:

  • Dublin: At St Luke´s Hospital on the second Wednesday of every month (Tel: 01 406 5163).
  • Cork: At Cork University Hospital on the first Wednesday of every month (Tel: 021 386 4291).
  • Galway: At Inis Aoibhinn on the second Thursday of every month (Tel: 091 545 000).

There are many cancer support centres and voluntary groups around the country. If you feel they could help you and your family, call the National Cancer Helpline on 1800 200 700. The Helpline nurses can give you more information on counselling or support groups in your area.

We can also help you cope with the emotional effects of a cancer diagnosis.

Useful resources

Note: Links to external websites are listed below. The Irish Cancer Society is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Call our National Cancer Helpline

Freephone 1800 200 700 to talk to a specialist cancer nurse
It's open Monday-Thursday from 9am to 7pm and Friday from 9am to 5pm