A 54-year-old member asked:
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Any ideas why most children have primary brain tumors and why do most adults have secondary brain tumors?

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Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience in Pathology
Simply age: Cancer is very rare in children, and relatively common in adults. So children rarely have a "chance" to have a cancer elsewhere in the body which can spread to the brain, whereas adults have plenty of chances to acquire secondary brain tumors.
Answered on Jan 26, 2014

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