There are lots of different types of brain tumour that behave in different ways. They can be either benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancerous). Brain tumours are often named after the cell they develop from or the part of the brain they start in.
Knowing the type of tumour helps you and your doctors to decide on the best treatment plan for you. If you’re not sure what type of brain tumour you have, you can ask your doctor or specialist nurse.