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  • Brain tumours can be either malignant (cancerous) or benign (not cancerous).
  • Malignant (cancerous) brain tumours affect adults of all ages and are one of the few cancers that occur in children.
  • Symptoms and treatment will depend on which part of the brain is affected.
  • Many malignant brain tumours are secondary cancers, which have similar symptoms to those of a primary tumour but are treated differently.

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Reviewed on: 31-05-2015