A sub-type of schwannoma that occurs in the inner ear, wrapping around the vestibular (auditory) nerve, situated in the inner ear.
Astrocytomas are the most common type of primary glioma brain tumour in both children and adults, occuring as both low and high-grade types of brain tumour.
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.
Glioma brain tumours develop from damaged glial cells in the brain. Glioma brain tumours vary from low-grade (slow-growing) to high-grade (faster-growing).
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.
Meningioma is the most common form of adult primary brain tumour, usually low-grade (non-cancerous).
A glioma brain tumour that contains a mix of glial cells including astrocytes, oligodendrocytes and ependymal cells.
A type of glioma that develops from cells called oligodendrocytes. More common in adults than children.
An optic nerve glioma is a rare, slow-growing brain tumour that mainly affects children and teenagers.
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.
Usually a low-grade, benign, slow-growing, non-cancerous brain tumour that develops from schwann cells.
On rare occasions, certain types of tumour found in the brain can either spread into the spinal cord or start there. A spinal cord tumour is not always cancerous.
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