Youth Cancer

Brain Tumours

There are many different tumours that can grow in the brain. Brain tumours can affect people of any age.

BrainTumours - What are They?

There are 2 different categories of brain tumours - primary brain tumours and secondary brain tumours.
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Astrocytoma

An astrocytoma (also called an astrocytic glioma) is the most common type of glioma. It develops from an astrocyte, which is a star-shaped cell in the brain.
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Medullablastoma

A medulloblastoma is a brain tumour that develops in the early undeveloped cells of the brain.
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Oligodendroglioma

An Oligodendroglioma is a type of glioma. A glioma is a type of brain cancer that starts in the glial cells of the brain. These cells are responsible for providing support and protection to the nervous system.
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Meningioma

This fact sheet and treatment information relates to malignant meningiomas.
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Glioma

A glioma is a type of brain cancer that starts in the glial cells of the brain. Glial cells support and protect the nervous system. Gliomas are named after the part of the brain they start in – for example – a brainstem glioma.
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