What Are the Most Common Brain Tumors?

The brain controls many vital bodily functions – and when a tumor grows into or presses on an area of the brain, it may stop that part of the brain from functioning normally.

Nearly 80,000 new cases of primary brain tumors are expected to be diagnosed this year, according to the American Brain Tumor Association. View the slideshow below to learn more about the five most common types of brain tumors, and learn more about signs and symptoms of brain cancer.

Learn more from the Center for Neuro-Oncology at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center.