Because brain tumours are located within the control centre for thought, emotion, and movement, they can dramatically affect an individual’s physical and cognitive abilities and quality of life. People living with brain tumours will often not be able to drive or work. Mental health symptoms associated with brain tumours can include:
- Personality changes
- Cognitive impairment
- Stress of awaiting scan results
It is important to seek out adequate resources and help if you feel that your mental health struggles are unmanageable. Patients deserve to realize their full potential after treatment, and cope with the stress of being a cancer survivor whilst still being able to function productively and make a contribution to their community.
Information taken from The Brain Tumour Charity.