Primary brain tumors – FACTS

Anytime someone is faced with a difficult diagnosis like brain cancer, it is important to understand the facts and to dispel the rumors. Here are some quick facts.

  • 1.4% of newly diagnosed cancers are primary brain tumors.
  • 2.4% of cancer related deaths are caused by brain tumors.
  • Nearly half of all primary brain tumors are gliomas.
  • 80% of gliomas are considered grade three or four.
  • Average age of onset for primary brain tumors is 59.