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Types of brain tumours

There are about 130 different types of brain tumours. They are usually named after the type of cell they develop from. They can also be named after the area of the brain they are growing in. 

Primary and secondary brain tumours

Find out the difference between a primary and a secondary brain tumour.

Glioma in adults

Read about gliomas in adults and how they are treated. 

Gliomas in children

Find out about gliomas in children and their treatment. 


Learn about ependymoma and its treatment. 


Find out about oligodendroglioma and its treatment. 

Vestibular Schwannoma

Learn about vestibular schwannoma and how it is treated.


Read out about craniopharyngioma and how it is treated. 


Learn about haemangioblastomas and how they are treated. 

Lymphoma in the brain

Find out about lymphoma in the brain and its treatment.


Read about meningiomas and how they are treated. 

Pituitary tumours

Find out about pituitary tumours and their treatment. 

Pineal region tumours

Learn about brain tumours in the pineal region of the brain.

Primitive neuroectodermal tumours (PNET)

Read about primitive neuroectodermal tumours (PNET), its treatment and possible side effects. 

Spinal cord tumours

Read about spinal cord tumours, their treatment and possible side effects. 

Last reviewed: 
10 Nov 2015

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