There are over 120 types of brain tumors. The most common are listed below, however if you don't see your tumor type please call our CareLine at 800-886-ABTA (2282) for more information.
A note regarding prognosis (prediction of life expectancy): While we have included prognosis information for some types of tumors, each person’s tumor is different. Emerging information about biological differences in tumors may explain why outcomes for some people are different than others. We recommend that you discuss prognosis for your specific tumor type with your physician.
A craniopharyngioma is a benign (noncancerous) tumor arising from small nests of cells near the pituitary stalk. Adamantinomatous (ordinary) craniopharyngioma typically occurs in children; papillary craniopharyngioma usually occurs in adults.
Though not a tumor,a cyst found in the brain is a tumor-like sphere filled with fluid. Although they tend to be benign (noncancerous), they are sometimes found in parts of the brain that control vital functions.