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Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor Types

NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Brain Tumors - Gliomas
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
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Glioblastoma and Malignant Astrocytoma
American Brain Tumor Association






NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Brain Tumors - Gliomas
National Comprehensive Cancer Network




American Brain Tumor Association







Oligodendroglioma and Oligoastrocytoma
American Brain Tumor Association






American Brain Tumor Association






American Brain Tumor Association







What are metastatic brain tumors?

Tumors that start in the brain are called primary brain tumors. Primary brain tumors may spread to other parts of the brain or to the spine. They rarely spread to other parts of the body.

Often, tumors found in the brain have started somewhere else in the body and spread to one or more parts of the brain. These are called metastatic brain tumors (or brain metastases). Metastatic brain tumors are more common than primary brain tumors.

Up to half of metastatic brain tumors are from lung cancer. Other types of cancer that commonly spread to the brain include:

  • Melanoma
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal cancer
  • Cancer of unknown primary site

Source: National Cancer Institute

Metastatic Brain Tumor
American Brain Tumor Association







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