What is a schwannoma? Schwannoma is a non-cancerous type of nerve tumour and the most common type of nerve tumour in adults. The tumour is made up of specialized nerve cells called Schwann cells. This tumour can occur at any age and in any location in the body.  Schwannomas that develop inside the ears are …
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Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour (MPNST)

What is a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour? A malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour is a type of cancer that develops from a nerve. It is part of a group of cancers called sarcomas.  Most malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours occur in adults.  Common locations include the neck, arm, leg and buttock. What is a …
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What is a neurofibroma? A neurofibroma is a common non-cancerous type of tumour that starts from the cells normally found in a nerve. It can occur at any age and in any location in the body. What is a nerve? Nerves are like long wires made up of groups of cells called neurons. Nerves transmit …
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