BRAIN CANCER HAS NO VOICE IN THE CANCER WORLD!! PLEASE,PLEASE, HELP US CANGE THIS. WE FIGHT JUST AS HARD AS ANYONE ELSE AFFECTED BY THIS CRULE WORD CALLED " CANCER "
688,000+people living with Primary Brain Tumors and only 138,000 are malignant and 550,000 are nonmalignant tumors. Little progress has been made in finding new treatments for Brain Cancer in the past two decades.
That is up from an estimated 612,000+ people living with a primary brain and CNS tumor in the United States in 2004, 124,000 with malignant tumors and 488,000 with nonmalignant tumors.
The most prevalent brain tumor for adults is meningioma, accounting for almost 35% of all brain tumors. Meningioma tumors grow from the tissues, or meninges, covering the brain and spinal cord. Most are nonmalignant but they can grow to the point of being life threatening
About 7% of brain tumors occur in children age 19 and younger. Although brain tumors are the second-most common malignancy, behind leukemias, in children, they constitute the most common solid tumor.
An estimated 4,200 new malignant and nonmalignant brain tumor diagnoses are expected to occur in children in 2012, with 3,020 in children under the age of 15.
Brain tumors are the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in children.
Little progress has been made in finding new treatments for Brain Cancer in the past two decades.