A brain tumour is agrowth of cells in the brain that multiplies in an abnormal, uncontrollable way. It can either be cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign).
Brain tumours are graded from 1 to 4 according to their behaviour, such as how fast they grow and how likely they are togrow back after treatment.
This page gives general information relevant to both types of brain tumour. The links above will take you to more information about the specific types.
Brain tumours are growths of cells in the brain that multiply in an abnormal, uncontrollable way. They can either be cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign).
The symptoms of a brain tumour vary depending on the exact part of the brain that's affected. Common symptoms include: severe, persistent headaches seizures (fits) persistent nausea, vomiting and
See your GP if youhave persistent symptoms of a brain tumour. While it's unlikely to be a tumour, it's best to be sure by getting a proper diagnosis. If your GP is unable to identify a more likely ca
Brain tumours can affect people of any age, including children, although they tend to be more common in older adults. More than 9,000 people are diagnosed with primarybrain tumours in the UK each yea
The main treatment for most brain tumours is surgery, which aims to remove as much of the abnormal tissue as possible. It's not always possible to remove the entire tumour, so further treatment with
As well as reading the separate pages on benign brain tumours and malignant brain tumours , you may find the following websites useful sources of information and support: The Brain Tumour Charity