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There are many types of brain tumours, the most common are low grade and classed as benign, they are grade 1 to 4. While the below is general information not all cases are the same.

1 – Benign – Can be removed and may never return.

2 – Can be removed but almost always grow back and according to some sites survival rate is around 5yrs without treatment.(kind of a no brainer really 😉 )

3 – Cancer, can be removed but life expectancy low. Around 18months without treatment.

4 – Cancer, grows fast and spreads through the brain and can’t be removed. Survival without treatment is about 3 months and even with treatment not many survive past 3yrs.

As explained in the blog, mine is a grade 2 and as 99% has been removed we have no idea on my life expectancy. People say money can’t buy you happiness but it certainly would for me, I got some time to do things I would like!

Back to point 2, I’ve read many websites and even white papers regarding the classification of a grade 2 being cancer or not. Theory is that it is slow growing so is cancer, I’d be interested in other views or experiences.

Bear in mind that a lot of what you find is based on American studies, the UK seems to be lacking.