How long do people with brain cancer survive?

Variable. Different types of brain cancers proceed at different rates. Some may last years, others may kill in months.
Primary or. Secondary? And then we need to no if there is functional loss and age. Primary tumors are called gliomas. Outlook depends on grade i-iv. Glioblastomas tend to do poorly, with older, unresectable cases with functional losses doing worst. Metastatic disease to brain is much more commn 100k/yr. Docs talk about medians. Let's say there are few people that survive beyond 2 yrs.

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If there is no cure for brain cancer, how long can someone survive with this type of cancer?

No consistent answer. Many variables determine survival time - type of cancer, where the cancer is, how small if was when diagnosed, available surgical, radiation and chemotherapy for the cancer type. Also, every patient is different (individual genetics) so the same basic cancer type can act differently in different people. Get great medical care, fight hard and love a lot. Good luck in your situation! Read more...

Can someone survive if they have brain cancer (GBM)?

Very rare. If it is a GBM (glioblastoma multiforme) this a high grade malignant tumor of the brain with poor prognosis. Even with resection and chemo/radiation, these tumors recur and survival is generally less than a couple of years. There are rare subtypes of GBM that may have longer survival (giant cell variant) up to 5 years, but this is extremely rare. Make sure the diagnosis is correct. Read more...

Can someone survive having brain cancer - did sen kennedy have late stage?

Cure is rare. Unfortunately most of the primary brain tumors are malignant , cure is rare. Read more...
Yes. There are many different types of brain cancer. Some are very curable, some are not. The type sen kennedy had was virtually impossible to cure. It was not so much the stage as the cell type of brain cancer he had. Read more...

What is the survival rate for brain cancer?

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... Read more...

Has anyone who lived a long time with brain cancer or tumors?

Yes. Highly malignant primary brain tumors are bad actors and usually cause death within 12-18 months. Some tumors are not malignant and may not be causing symptoms and can be observed while others can be removed with a good chance of long term survival. The behavior and type of each individual tumor is the determining factor. Read more...

Following being diagnosed with brain cancer, how long is life expectancy?

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). Read more...

After being diagnosed with brain cancer, how long is the average life expectancy?

See belowl. It depends on whter the canceer is primary inthe brain or is a metastaic lesion. Metastasis can be treated by irradiation oor escison and cna buy up to a year in life wthil primary brain cancer is much more difficult to treat. Read more...