A glioma is a type of tumour that occurs in the brain and spinal cord. It arises from glial cells, the supportive cells surrounding nerve cells, helping them function effectively. Glial cells are crucial for maintaining the health of your nervous system, but sometimes, these cells can grow uncontrollably, leading to a glioma. Gliomas vary greatly in their behaviour—some grow slowly and might not cause immediate problems. In contrast, others are aggressive and can affect brain function significantly, depending on their size and location. The symptoms you experience, such as headaches, changes in mood or cognition, and seizures, depend on the tumour’s specific characteristics. Treatment options typically include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy tailored to your situation to manage the tumour as effectively as possible.