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What are the types of brain cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Primary: And metastatic. Primary ranges from lethal glioblastoma to low grade oligodendroglioma. Metastatic may be very responsive to treatment. Lung, breat, melanoma, renal are common offenders, prostate rarely so.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the probability of having brain cancer or any type of cancer?

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Dr. David Lundin
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Rare: Around 18-20 thousand people are diagnosed with brain cancer each year in the us.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What is the most common type of brain cancer?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Depends: The most common type of brain cancer will depend on the age of the patient. Pediatrics have a different spectrum than adults. For adults, there are primary and secondary (metastatic), the latter being the more common. In an adult who has no history of cancer anywhere else in the body, the most common type of brain cancer is of the astrocytoma lineage-a glioblastoma multiforme.
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A 21-year-old male asked:

What is brain cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Usually glioma: There are dozens of different types of malignant tumors (cancers) that arise in the brain. Most often these arise from glial cells (gliomas). They can be managed for a while but are very seldom cured. "Brain cancer" can also refer to cancer from other sites that has spread to the brain.

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