Understanding primary brain tumours
About this booklet
This booklet is about primary brain tumours in adults. Primary brain tumours are tumours that start in the brain. This booklet is for anyone who has been diagnosed with a primary brain tumour. There is also information for carers, family members and friends.
We have separate information about tumours that start somewhere else in the body and spread to the brain. These are called secondary brain tumours or brain metastases.
Brain tumours can also affect children. If you need information about brain tumours in children, you can contact the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group.
View our online information about primary brain tumours.
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