Each person is different. The prognosis depends greatly on prompt diagnosis and treatment, the individual's age and general health, whether the tumor is malignant or benign, the size and location of the tumor, the tumor grade, and the response to therapy. An individual whose entire tumor has been removed successfully may recover completely. Generally, prognosis is poorer in very young children and in older individuals. Rehabilitation and counseling can help patients and family members cope with the disorder and improve the quality of life.
Continued monitoring and long-term follow-up is advised because many tumors resist treatment and tend to recur.
Normal tissue and nerves that may have been damaged or traumatized by the tumor or its treatment need time to heal. Some post-treatment symptoms disappear over time. Physical therapy can help people regain motor skills, muscle strength, and balance. Some individuals need to relearn how to swallow or speak if the brain's cognitive areas have been affected. Occupational therapy can teach people new ways to perform tasks. Supportive care can help people manage any pain and other symptoms.
This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.