These are the types of brain tumours that occur more commonly in children. They can, however, also occur in adults.
The information we provide is aimed at explaining everything you might need to know about specific brain tumour types that can affect children. For example, you can find out about the short- and long-term side-effects that might be experienced from the tumour, or the type of treatment children are likely to receive for specific tumour types. You can also find information about the biological (cellular and genetic) characteristics of each tumour type in their respective pages.
Information on other types of brain tumour that occur less frequently in children, or more frequently in adults, are listed on the adult brain tumour types page.