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Updated: Mar 14, 2023

Here are some general statistics about brain tumours worldwide:

  • Brain tumours are a relatively rare type of cancer, accounting for approximately 2% of all cancers.

  • Brain tumours are the leading cause of cancer-related death in children under the age of 20.

  • In adults, brain tumours are more common in people over the age of 60.

  • The incidence of brain tumours varies greatly depending on geographic location, with some countries having higher rates of brain tumours than others.

  • The average age at diagnosis for a brain tumour is 55 years.

  • Men are slightly more likely to develop a brain tumour than women.

  • The most common types of brain tumours in adults are gliomas, meningiomas, and pituitary tumours.

  • The most common types of brain tumours in children are astrocytomas, medulloblastomas, and ependymomas.

  • The survival rate for brain tumours varies depending on the type and stage of the tumour, as well as the person's age and overall health.

  • Advances in technology and treatment options have improved the prognosis for many people with brain tumours, but much more research is needed to further improve outcomes and increase survival rates.

It's important to note that these are only general statistics and the incidence and prognosis of brain tumours can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. It's always best to speak with a doctor for a personalised evaluation and prognosis.


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