1,968 new cases of brain cancer are estimated to be diagnosed in Australia this year.
Brain cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the brain grow in an uncontrolled way to form tumours. Brain cancers include primary brain tumours, which start in the brain and very rarely spread to other parts of the body, and secondary tumours which are caused by cancers that start in other areas of the body.
Brain cancer occurs in males and females. It is estimated that in 2019, 1,968 new cases of brain cancer (1,160 males and 809 females) will be diagnosed in Australia.