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.