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