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WHAT ARE THE SURVIVAL RATE FOR BRAIN TUMOURS?

Updated: Mar 14, 2023


The survival rate for brain tumours depends on several factors, including the type and stage of the tumour, the person's age and overall health, and the treatment received.

Here are some general survival rate estimates for brain tumours:

  • Benign brain tumours: The survival rate for people with benign brain tumours is generally very good, with the majority of patients surviving for many years after diagnosis.

  • Malignant brain tumours: The survival rate for people with malignant brain tumours, such as glioblastomas, is lower, with a five-year survival rate of approximately 10-15%.

  • Low-grade gliomas: The five-year survival rate for people with low- grade gliomas, a type of brain tumour, is approximately 70-80%.

  • High-grade gliomas: The five-year survival rate for people with high- grade gliomas, a more aggressive form of brain tumour, is typically lower, ranging from 30-40%.

It's important to remember that these are only general estimates and the actual survival rate for an individual can be influenced by a variety of factors. It's always best to speak with a doctor for a personalised evaluation and prognosis.

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