What are the types of brain tumors?

Several. The most common types of brain tumors are actually from the spread of another cancer to the brain. After this the most common cerebral tumors are grade 4 tumors called glioblastoma or gbm. Of course there are other benign tumor that come from the coverings of the brain. Other tumors can come from the fluid cavities or pituitary gland and have varied degrees of aggressiveness.
Many. There are way too many types of brain tumors to list in 400 letters. In short, we grade brain tumors from grade 1 (benign) to grade 4 (cancer). The most common example of grade 1 tumors are pituitary tumors and meningiomas. The most common grade 4 tumor is glioblastoma (gbm).
Multiple. There are primary tumors: meningiomas, oligodendrogliomas, gliomas (potentially highly dangerous if transforms), neuroblastomas, hamartomas, colloid cysts, just to list a few. These vary in location and benignity. Secondary tumors are called metastases, and come from skin, lung, kidney, and other primary cancer sites. More information can be found at mayo clinic site.

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What are some types of brain tumor/cancer thats common in children-teens?

Brain tumor. Most common brain tumors in this age group are tumors of the posterior fossa which are medulloblastoma and cerebellar astrocytomas, also not uncommon are ependymomas. Read more...

What types of brain tumors won't show up on a CT scan?

Small low grade mass. Some small low grade tumors that have not incited vasogenic edema could be missed on ct scanning. The addition of IV contrast would improve visualization of some tumors, but ct has limits in resolution when compared to mri. These are not the tumors that cause profound symptoms, frequently these small tumors are found incidentally when patients have scans for other reasons. Read more...

What type of brain tumors (what locations) could cause chronic nausea?

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Can you let me know how many types of brain tumors are there?

Brain tumor. There are more than 120 types of brain and central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Please refer to the following link for details. http://www.braintumor.org/patients-family-friends/about-brain-tumors/tumor-types/. Read more...
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Need an expert opinion to on which type of cells form brain tumors: neurons or neuroglia?

Both. Primary brain tumors can arise from neuroglia including astrocytes (astrocytomas), oligodendrocytes (oligodendrogliomas), and ependymal cells (ependymomas). Other tumors can arise from the meninges, Schwann cells, germ cells, the pituitary gland, or the pineal gland. Recent research has shown that gliomas can be induced from neurons in mice (ref: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/338/6110/1080) Read more...
Glial cells usually. There are many different types of brain tumors that arise from different cell types. The glial cells include astrocytes and oligodendrocytes. malignant neuronal tumors arise from primitive neuronal cells, not mature neurons. Glial tumors are more common in adults than neuronal tumors, but in children it is the opposite, and neuroblastic tumors are more common. Read more...