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Brain tumors
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The American Cancer Society estimates that 18,300 Americans will be diagnosed with malignant brain, spinal cord and other nervous system tumors in 2003. Approximately 13,100 people in the United States will die from brain, spinal cord, and other nervous system tumors in 2003. Brain and spinal cord tumors occur most often in children younger than 10 years of age, whereas in adults, these tumors are most common in the third to fifth decades of life. Brain tumors form because, the body normally forms new cells only when they are needed to replace old or damaged ones. If something happens to...
will be diagnosed with brain cancer. Brain tumors are the second leading cause of death in the age group 15-34. Brain tumors are the second fastest growing cause of cancer death among those over age 65. Approximately 44 percent of all primary brain tumors are benign. Unlike most benign tumors when located on the brain they can cause death. Because of their location brain, tumors are difficult to treat. Brain cancer research is underfunded. ? The cause of brain cancer is still unknown. The cure rate for brain cancer is lower than that of most other types of cancer.
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