Understanding brain tumours

Primary brain tumours are tumours that start in the brain. They can be cancerous (malignant) or not cancerous (benign). Find out how brain tumours are diagnosed, treated and how they might affect your life.

Living with a brain tumour

Living with a brain tumour

Living with a brain tumour

Tess shares her experience of living with a meningioma, which is a benign type of brain tumour.

About our cancer information videos

Tess shares her experience of living with a meningioma, which is a benign type of brain tumour.

About our cancer information videos

Brain tumours What is a brain tumour?

Cancer is a disease caused by the abnormal division of cells. This uncontrolled division of cells then forms a tumour.

Brain tumours How brain tumours are treated

Treatments for brain tumours include surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and also drugs to treat symptoms. You may have a combination of treatments. 

Brain tumours The brain and spinal cord

The brain controls the body’s functions. It is made of different parts that fulfill very specific tasks.

Brain tumours Primary brain tumours

Primary brain tumours may be benign or malignant. There are several types of brain tumours.

Brain tumours Types of brain tumour

There are several types of brain tumours. They can affect different parts of the brain. Some are rarer than others.