Brain Tumour Support Service

Welcome to the CCQ Brain Tumor support service page

Benign Brain Tumours

A short summary by Dr Martin Wood, Neurosurgeon at Brisbane Clinical Neuroscience Centre, Mater Hospital Brisbane and Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital Introduction: There are well over one hundred different types of brain tumour that can occur. All tumours arise due to unregulated proliferation of a particular cell in the body, and most tumours are classified…

Getting Back into Daily Activities

By Lauren Fulop, Occupational Therapist, Princess Alexandra Hospital A diagnosis of a brain tumour cancer can greatly affect your ability to engage in your activities of daily living. Depending of the location, size and spread of the tumour, people can experience diverse changes in their physical functioning, thinking abilities, emotions and behaviour. Occupational Therapists (OTs)…

A letter from the editor

Dear friends, Welcome to the final edition of the newsletter for 2015. This edition has a special focus on carers. In News & Events, you’ll find details of upcoming information sessions a Brisbane support group for young adults run by CanTeen, a BTSS survey to complete, and a report from the BTAA national summit and consumer forum.…

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Have your say! We need your help to improve our service and make sure it is meeting your needs. What topics would you like to see covered in our information sessions? What articles would you like to see in our newsletter? Fill out the survey at this link here To request a print copy email

Caring for a child – Brainchild Foundation

To care for a child with a brain tumour, parents need to look after themselves – some tips from the Brainchild Foundation. A brain tumour diagnosis is life-changing, for children and adults alike. For children, the experience is complicated by the fact that they may not understand what is happening. Depending upon a child’s age,…

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