MAY IS NATIONAL BRAIN TUMOR AWARENESS MONTH

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MAY IS NATIONAL BRAIN TUMOR AWARENESS MONTH


Brain tumors do not discriminate. Primary brain tumors - those that begin in the brain and tend to stay in the brain occur in people of all ages, but they are statistically more frequent in children and older adults. Metastatic brain tumors - those that begin as a cancer elsewhere in the body and spread to the brain are more common in adults than in children. Metastatic brain tumors are the most common brain tumor, with an annual incidence more than four times greater than that of primary brain tumors. Cancers that most commonly metastasize to the brain are lung and breast. In the United States, an estimated 61,414 new cases of primary brain tumors are expected to be diagnosed in 2009. Of this total number, an estimated 37% will be malignant and 63% will be benign. Please help us in supporting National Brain Tumor Awareness Month.


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