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There are over 130 different types of primary brain tumours. The various types of brain tumour also differ based on where in the brain they are commonly found and who they affect most (adults or children).
Knowing your tumour's type can therefore help you understand your condition . The information we provide is aimed at explaining everything you might need to know about the specific tumour type affecting you or your loved one.
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We have divided the types into those which occur most commonly in adults and those which occur most commonly in children. However, any brain tumour type can affect both adults and children.
Brain tumours can differ in terms of the cells they originate from, how quickly they are likely to grow and spread, and the part of the brain they affect.
As a general rule, brain tumours are named according to the type of cell they start from and/or where in the brain they are located.
These tumours most commonly occur in adults, but they can also affect children.
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.
These tumours most commonly occur in children, but they can also affect adults.