Types of brain tumour

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).

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. For example, you can find out about the short- and long-term side-effects you might experience from your tumour, or the type of treatment you are likely to be offered. You can also find information about the biological (cellular and genetic) characteristics of each tumour type in their respective pages.

Types of brain tumour (adults)

Brain tumours that occur most commonly in adults. They can, however, also occur in children.

Types of brain tumour (children)

Brain tumours that occur most commonly in children. They can, however, also occur in adults.