1,891 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 2017, 1,891 new cases of brain cancer (1,109 males and 782 females) will be diagnosed in Australia.