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Brain Tumor Facts

Brain tumors do not discriminate...

  • 71% of children diagnosed with a brain tumor are under the age of 17
  • 11 children are diagnosed with a brain tumor every day
  • Non-malignant brain tumors can kill children if they cannot be removed surgically
  • Brain tumors are the 2nd leading cause of death in childhood cancers
  • There are over 130 different types of brain tumors which makes treatment difficult
  • Pediatric brain tumors aren't like those in adults. Children's tumors require different treatments with survivors often suffer from lifelong side effects
  • Survivors can have physical, emotional, and learning challenges that limit their quality of life