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What is the survival rate for brain cancer?

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Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Depends: It really depends on whether it spread to the brain from somewhere else or if it started in the brain, and even then there would be many factors affecting curability, including type, location, size, etc...

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can any doc tell me what's the brain cancer survival rate?

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Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Really depends: Are you talking a primary brain tumor or metastatic disease from another site. If a primary brain tumor, it depends on a few features - what grade - ie grade 2, 3, or 4, patient age, and other comorbidities. Grade 2s live about 10 years grade 3s live about 3-5 years grade 4s live if metastatic disease, survival is less than 1 year (if not shorter).
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the chances of brain cancer survival?

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Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Depends.: There are different types of cancers that can occur in the brain. Some are worse than others. Some are easier to remove than others. Some masses could even be benign tumors. The earlier the detection the better the chance of survival. No simple answer. Hope this answer helps.

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