Brain facts – 135 Interesting Facts About the Brain

Brain cancer facts

Nearly 700,000 people in the United States suffer with a primary brain tumor.

32.2% is the average survival rate of malignant brain tumor patients.

Secondary tumors are the most common brain tumors. They tumors that are metastasized or spread to brain from other parts of the body.

There are over 120 different types of brain cancer.

Some symptoms of brain cancer include recurrent headaches, nausea, eye weakness, personality changes, seizures, difficulty speaking, short term memory loss.

1 out of 5 children diagnosed with cancer dies.

Causes of brain tumors are not known but some risk factor include people exposed to high doses of radiation to the head.

Brain tumors in children are different from that of adults and are treated differently.

Most types of brain tumors are slightly more common in men than in women.

Brain tumor reduces the life expectancy by 20 years on an average – the highest of any cancer.