Adult brain tumour

Did you know that there is more than one type of adult brain tumour? In fact, there are over 130 different types.

An adult brain tumour can grow in any part of the brain, and arise from different cells within the brain. This can also affect the rate at which they grow, the symptoms experienced and rate at which it spreads.

All brain tumours can have a major affect on our day to day life whether they are benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

So, this blog will help you get to know a little more about some of the most common adult brain tumours.

  • Glioblastoma – glioblastomas are the most common type of primary brain tumour that affect adults. This means that the tumour originates in the brain.
  • Pituitary adenomas – these brain tumours grow with the pituitary gland; which can affect the level of hormones in the body, leading to problems such as mood and energy levels
  • Acoustic neuroma – these are slow growing brain tumours, that usually affect patients between the ages of 30-60.
  • Meningioma – this is a benign brain tumour that grows on the membrane that protects the brain and spinal cord.
  • Oligodendroglioma – these are the 3rd most common type of glioma.
  • Haemanglioblastoma – these tumours grow from the blood vessels and can sometimes grow in the brain stem. Although these are slow growing tumours, they can be very hard to treat.

These are just some of the many different types of adult brain tumours. If you would like to find our more please visit our conditions page.

If you would like to speak to our team about treatment or diagnosis for an adult brain tumour, please call us on 0207 034 8709 or email us on

This article is intended to inform and give insight but not treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a doctor. Always seek medical advice with any questions regarding a medical condition.