A brain tumour which is benign and in most (but not all) cases usually slow growing.
These glial cell tumours are the most common type of glioma in both adults and children.
A very rare but fast-growing tumour of the central nervous system which usually occurs in childhood.
Brain stem glioma occurs most commonly in children between five and 10 years old.
The most common site for this tumour is the cerebrum, but it can also spread to other parts of the brain.
These tumours develop in an area of the brain called the hypothalamus, which is close to the pituitary gland.
A specific type of brain tumour which is one of a larger group referred to as brainstem gliomas.
A rare type of glioma that can be found in any part of the brain or spine.
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a fast-growing type of tumour of the brain or spinal cord. It is the most common type of primary malignant brain tumour in adults.
A tumour that is formed from cells that line the blood vessels, at an early stage of their development.
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system and can sometimes start in the brain.
These occur in the cerebellum and are always high grade malignant tumours.
A tumour of the meninges, the thin sheets of body tissue inside the skull which help to protect the brain.
Astrocytomas, ependymomas and oligodendrogliomas are all types of glioma.
A type of glioma that develops from cells called oligodendrocytes. More common in adults than children.
Only one in every 100 brain tumours (1%) are pineal tumours. More common in adults than children.
The pituitary gland is located just under the brain where it lies in a small hollow in the skull.
These tumours develop from cells that are left over from development of the body in the womb.
There are several different types of cancer of the spinal cord.
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