Brain Tumor Frequently Asked Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about brain tumors. 

How many different types of brain tumors are there?

Classification of brain tumors is complex. There are more than 120 types of brain and nervous system tumors that develop from different cell types. They can form in different areas including brain tissue, cranial nerves, meninges (or tissue that covers the brain), peripheral (may need to define difference in cranial and peripheral) nerves (the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord that connect the central nervous system to the rest of the body, such as limbs and organs), and more.

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