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How common is a brain tumor in the u.S. Compared to the same age group in a non-industrialized place?
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
In brief: Maybe higher
It's hard to know for sure, because industrialized countries have better registries and are more likely to keep track of brain tumors.
There may be a slightly higher rate of brain tumors in the us compared to a non-industrialized country, but the difference is small. Brain cancers are rare, with about 230, 000 diagnoses worldwide each year. Chemicals, hiv, and radiation are some of the causes.

In brief: Maybe higher
It's hard to know for sure, because industrialized countries have better registries and are more likely to keep track of brain tumors.
There may be a slightly higher rate of brain tumors in the us compared to a non-industrialized country, but the difference is small. Brain cancers are rare, with about 230, 000 diagnoses worldwide each year. Chemicals, hiv, and radiation are some of the causes.
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