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There are more than 120 types of brain tumours. To help identify a tumour's origin, behaviour and type, the disease is often classified or categorized into groupings.
Brain tumours can be low- or high-grade, non-malignant or malignant, and primary or secondary (metastases). Many health care professionals also use the World Health Organization (WHO) classification system to signify a tumour's rate of growth and to help predict its behaviour.
Below is a list of the most common types of brain tumours; if you do not see a type listed for which you would like more information, please contact Janic Gorayeb, Health Information Specialist, at 1-800-265-5106 ext. 233 or email@example.com.
|Pediatric Brain Tumours||Gliomas||Non-Malignant Brain Tumours||Metastatic Brain Cancer||Other Brain Tumours and Related Conditions|
|Atypical Teratoid / Rhaboid Tumour (AT/RT)||Anaplastic astrocytoma||Chordoma||Metastatic brain tumours||Brain cysts|
|Brainstem glioma||Astrocytoma||Craniopharyngioma||Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumour (DNET)|
|Craniopharyngioma||Brainstem glioma||Meningioma||Germ cell tumours|
|Ependymoma||Butterfly glioma||Pituitary adenoma||Hemangioblastoma|
|Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM)||Diffuse astrocytoma||Vestibular schwanomma (acoustic neuroma)||Neurofibromatosis Type 1|
|Juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma (JPA)||Ependymoma||Neurofibromatosis Type 2|
|Optic pathway glioma||Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM)||Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)|
|Primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET)||Glioma|
|Juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma (JPA)|
|Optic pathway glioma|
|Primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET)|
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The brain tumour information provided in this section was updated September 2013.
For more information please see our Information Sheet on vestibular schwannomas.
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1-800-265-5106 or 519-642-7755, ext. 233
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