BRAIN TUMOR FACTS: Each year, more than 69,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor. Today, nearly 700,000 people in the United States are living with the diagnosis of a primary brain or central nervous system tumor. Brain tumors are often deadly, impact quality of life, and change everything for patients and their loved ones. At this time brain tumor research is underfunded and the public remains unaware of the magnitude of this disease.
- Brain tumors will be the cause of an estimated 14,080 deaths this year
- Brain tumors are the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children (males and females) under age 20 (leukemia is the first)
- Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in young adults ages 20-39
- There are 120 different brain tumor types yet only 4 FDA approved treatments