World Brain Tumour Day 2020: Common Types of Brain Tumours That Can Become a Threat to Your Life

PUBLISHED ON June 8, 2020 Read TIME: 2 minutes VIEWS: 53

A brain tumour is a mass of abnormally multiplied cells in your brain. But very few of us might be knowing that even the brain tumour is more than a hundred types.

Where benign tumours are non-cancerous and rarely spread to the nearby tissues, can also pose a threat to your life by creating pressure on a specific brain area. Malignant brain tumours grow fastly and spread to other tissues.

Today 8 June is observed as a World Brain Tumour Day. And on the occasion of the day here we have discussed various types of brain tumours that can become a threat to your life.


Gliomas originate in the glue-like cells around the nerve cells called glial cells. There are three types of gliomas, which the gene type is the deciding factor when it comes to classification. Gliomas can reflect in body balance issues, headache, nausea, seizure, memory loss, vision problems and speech troubles.

Pituitary Adenomas

Pituitary adenomas are benign tumours and it is common in people between the age of 30 and 40. This type of tumour affects the pituitary gland, which is responsible for the production of growth hormone, thyroid-stimulating hormone, and oxytocin.

Glioblastoma Multiforme

Glioblastoma multiforme is a malignant brain tumour and is common in men than women. It is made up of the astrocyte cells and some dead cells, it further affects the cerebrum and can impact any part of the brain. The symptoms of this type of tumour are troubled thinking, blurred vision, constant headache, difficulty speaking, seizures and vomiting.

Medications like MRI, CT scan, neurological exams, and biopsy helps to diagnose brain tumours. While the depends on the type of tumour and location.


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