Here you will find a set of useful resources with in depth information to help you navigate your brain tumour diagnosis and prepare you for the future.

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Cancer Explained

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Suggested websites

You may be interested in looking for information about brain tumours on the internet.

While there are very good websites, be aware that some websites may provide incorrect information.

We recommend the following websites to offer credible and reliable information, however, as we do not maintain these sites, we cannot guarantee the information provided:

Cancer Council Australia  

Brain Tumour Support NZ

Behaviour and personality change resource

Macmillan Cancer Support (UK)

American Brain Tumor Association

White Matter Brain Cancer Charity Trust

NZ Brain Tumour Trust

Books for talking with children

  • Jones, F., and Foster-Michell, K. (2015) Nurse Ted: A children’s guide to brain tumours, UK, Belrose Books.


  • Chilman-Blair, K. (2011) What’s Up with Jo?: Medikidz Explain brain tumours, American Cancer Society, Incorporated.

Cancer Society information and support services

The Cancer Information Helpline is a Cancer Society phone line where you can talk about your concerns and needs with trained health professionals.

Phone the Cancer Information Helpline (0800 CANCER 226 237).

Your local Cancer Society offers a range of services for people with cancer and their families/whānau. These may include:

  • information and support
  • volunteer drivers providing transport to treatment
  • accommodation while you are having treatment away from home.

The range of services offered differs in each region, contact your local Cancer Society to find out what is available in your area.

Last updated: July 31, 2023