Quick Brain Tumor Facts: Today, nearly 700,000 people in the United States are living with a primary brain tumor, and approximately 78,000 more will be diagnosed in 2017. Brain tumors can be deadly, significantly impact quality of life, and change everything for a patient and their loved ones. They do not discriminate, inflicting men, women, and children of all races and ethnicities.
QUICK BRAIN TUMOR FACTS: 688,096 Americans are living with a brain tumor
- 550,042 tumors are benign
- 138,054 tumors are malignant
Quick Brain Tumor Facts: Doctors often recommend preventive screenings for several cancers, based on hereditary or genetic factors, but brain tumors aren’t one of them.Primary brain tumors, which originate in the brain rather than spreading from another location, seem to develop at random, and doctors have little insight into who might develop one. Further, such tumors don’t even have obvious symptoms until the disease is already advanced.