Brain Tumours

What is a brain tumour?

A brain tumour is a growth of cells in the brain that multiplies in an abnormal, uncontrollable way.

Brain tumours arise in the central nervous system and may have formed in the brain tissue itself or spread from elsewhere in the body. Some can grow slowly, others more quickly. They can be malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous).

Different types of brain tumours require slightly different treatment.

An outline of the grading is as follows:

  • Grade 1 – Benign tumours: cells only marginally abnormal and tend to grow very slowly
  • Grade 2 – Malignant tumours where cells appear abnormal compared to unaffected brain cells
  • Grade 3 – Malignant tumours where cells are significantly abnormal in appearance and actively growing
  • Grade 4 – Malignant tumours where cells are highly abnormal and grow rapidly.

The most appropriate treatment will be influenced by the tumour’s type, grade, size and location.

It can be a frightening prospect to be told you have a suspected brain tumour, but at Nova Healthcare we’re with you every step of the way. 

We offer the very latest in brain tumour treatments, including:

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To find out more about the treatments offered for brain tumours, click on the type of treatment above.

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, contact us or call us on 0113 206 7503.

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