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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 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 39-year-old member asked:

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.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How common is brain cancer to any particular group of people?

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 30 years experience
Ave: 6.5 per 100,000: Incidence of brain cancer for all races is different between men and women - 7.7 per 100, 000 men and 5.4 per 100, 000 women. Caucasians have the highest rate (8.4 per 100, 000 men), while pacific islanders the lowest (3.1 per 100, 000 women).
A 43-year-old member asked:

How would i know if i got brain cancer? What are the common symptoms?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Why the concern?: A brain tumor is relatively uncommon, and in your age group, even less frequent. Symptoms can often be completely absent, but if you had cancer elsewhere, there might be cause to wonder about spread. Am perplexed as to why you asked question. Should we schedule a Concierge appointment to address this?
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the most common brain cancer in children?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Brain tumor: The most common brain tumors of children are gliomas, which can arise in many different areas of the brain.

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