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Adult brain tumour types

There are over 130 types of brain tumour, as classified by the World Health Organisation.

Read more about some of the most common types of adult brain tumours including glioblastoma, astrocytoma and pituitary adenoma.

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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. Knowing your tumour's type can therefore help you understand your condition.

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. Information about the most common brain tumour types is below. 

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Glioblastoma

Information about glioblastoma (GBM), the most common primary brain tumour in adults.

About glioblastoma

Astrocytoma

Learn about astrocytomas, the most common brain tumour in the group of tumours called gliomas.

Learn about astrocytomas

Pituitary adenoma

Pituitary adenonas tumours develop from the tissue of the pituitary gland.

About pituitary adenomas

Acoustic neuroma

Get facts about acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma), a low grade brain tumour.

Read more

Meningioma

Meningioma begin in the membranes that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord.

What are meningioma?

Oligodendroglioma

Oligodendrogliomas are the 3rd most common glioma, and are more common in adults.

About oligodendroglioma

Haemangioblastoma

Discover more about this tumour type, which grows from blood vessel cells.

Find out more

CNS lymphoma

Find out about CNS lymphoma, caused by the uncontrolled growth of the lymph cells.

Read about CNS lymphoma

Unspecified glioma

Tumours with unknown cells, or they contain more than one type of cell.

Learn more

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