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Brain cancer (high grade glioma)

If you, or someone you know has brain cancer, and you are looking for information about care or treatment, the links below will take you to reliable and evidence-based services and resources.

What to expect

The brain cancer pathway is a guide developed by the Victorian Government and Cancer Council Victoria, to help you know what to expect at every step after a diagnosis of brain cancer.

Diagnosis information

The links below will take you to information about brain cancer and the most recent approaches to treatment. It is important to remember that your doctor will prescribe the best treatment for you as an individual, or the person you care for.

Therefore, the treatment you receive, may be different to that described in some of the links below.

If you have any questions about your treatment, ask your treating team. They will be happy to help explain everything to you.

The Cancer Council Victoria provide an overview of brain cancer, types of brain cancer and how it is commonly treated.

Cure Brain Cancer provide information about brain cancer risks, diagnosis and treatment.

The brain cancer Common Path video provides people with an opportunity to learn from others who have already experienced a cancer diagnosis.

Support information and services

Many people say that being diagnosed with brain cancer can be stressful and frightening. Knowing how to access services that can support you, if you need them, is important. The links below will take you to a range of sites that provide information to support people affected by brain cancer.

Brain Tumour Alliance Australia seeks to provide peer support to people living with a brain tumour, and to their caregivers, family and friends by providing information resources to newly diagnosed patients and their families. 

Peace of Mind Foundation help alleviate the everyday stresses of a brain cancer diagnosis by supplying financial assistance, retreat weekends, as well as hands on help at home. 

BrainLink Services is a Victorian based service, their priority is to respond to the immediate needs of the families and friends of those who are living with an acquired brain disorder, including those with brain cancer.

 Grey Matters For You is made up of brain tumour patients who can offer you the benefit of their personal experiences of living with a brain tumour diagnosis.

Beyond Blue provides information and support to those affected by anxiety and depression due to brain cancer.