Types of brain tumours

There are over 100 different types of brain tumours. Tumours can start in any part of the brain or spinal cord. They are usually named after the type of cell they develop from.

Read about the different types, and how doctors diagnose your brain tumour type.

Tumours that start in the brain are called primary brain tumours. Cancer that has spread to the brain from somewhere else in the body is called secondary brain cancer or brain metastases.

To find out more about the your brain tumour type, you can look it up on our A-Z list of below.