Glioblastoma what to expect

Malignant brain tumour (brain cancer)

Recovery and after effects

After treatment, you might have some lasting problems, such as:

  • seizures
  • walking difficulties
  • speech problems

You may need treatment and support like occupational therapy and physiotherapy to help you recover or adapt to any problems.

It’s important to follow a healthy lifestyle to lower your risk of stroke.

This means stopping smoking if you smoke, following a healthy diet and doing regular exercise.

You may be able to gradually return to your normal activities as you recover, although some things (like contact sports) may need to be avoided for life.

Side effects of treatment

Some people who have had a brain tumour can develop side effects from treatment months or years later, such as:

  • cataracts
  • epilepsy
  • problems with thinking, memory, language or judgement

Rarely, a stroke might happen.

If you or someone you care for has any worrying symptoms that develop after brain tumour treatment, see your doctor.

If you think it’s a stroke, dial 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance.

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