No Person Should Have To Suffer Alone!
Did you know that:
An estimated 66,290 new cases of primary brain tumors are expected to be diagnosed in 2012 and includes both malignant (24,070) and non-malignant (40,470) brain tumors. (estimation methodology can be found at http://www.idph.state.il.us/cancer/statistics.htm#PR).
- Meningiomas represent 34% of all primary brain tumors, making them the most common primary brain tumor.
- Gliomas, a broad term which includes all tumors arising from the gluey or supportive tissue of the brain, represent 30% of all brain tumors and 80% of all malignant tumors.
- Glioblastomas represent 17% of all primary brain tumors, and 54% of all gliomas. This is the tumor that James has and has been battling for 9 months.
- Astrocytomas represent 7% of all primary brain tumors.
- Astrocytomas and glioblastomas combined represent 76% of all gliomas.
- Nerve sheath tumors (such as acoustic neuromas) represent about 9% of all primary brain tumors.
- Pituitary tumors represent 13% of all primary brain tumors.
- Lymphomas represent 2% of all primary brain tumors.
- Oligodendrogliomas represent 2% of all primary brain tumors.
- Medulloblastomas/embryonal/primitive tumors represent 1% of all primary brain tumors.
- The majority of primary tumors (34%) are located within the meninges, followed by those located within the frontal, temporal, parietal and occipital lobes of the brain (22%).
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