Brain Cancer

Brain Cancer

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Brain Cancer

Brain Cancer

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Symptoms of a brain tumor may include headaches, seizures, sensory and motor loss, deep venous thrombosis, hearing loss, vision loss, fatigue, depression, behavioral and cognitive changes, and endocrine dysfunction.
(http://www.abta.org)

The lifetime risk of developing a brain or spinal cord tumor is about 1 in 140 for a man and 1 in 180 for a woman.
(www.cancer.org)

It is estimated that 23,400 new cases of primary malignant brain and central nervous system (CNS) tumors were diagnosed in the United States in 2014; of those, approximately 2,240 will be diagnosed in children ages 0 to 14 years and 540 will be diagnosed in adolescents ages 15 to 19 years.
(http://www.cancer.gov)

Most people diagnosed with brain tumors do not have a family history of the disease. (www.cancer.org)

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Resources

National Brain Tumor Society
(617)924-9997
braintumor.org

American Brain Tumor Association
(773)577-8750
abta.org

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
(800)253-6530
pbtfus.org

CERN Foundation: Collaborative Ependymoma Research Network
(844)237-6674
cern-foundation.org