About Brain Tumors
Brain Tumor Facts
Number of New Cases and Deaths per 100,000: The number of new cases of brain and other nervous system cancer was 6.4 per 100,000 men and women per year. The number of deaths was 4.3 per 100,000 men and women per year. These rates are age-adjusted and based on 2007-2011 cases and deaths.
Lifetime Risk of Developing Cancer: Approximately 0.6 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with brain and other nervous system cancer at some point during their lifetime, based on 2009-2011 data.
Compared to other cancers, brain and other nervous system cancer is relatively rare. Brain and other nervous system cancer represents 1.4% of all new cancer cases in the U.S.
Prevalence of this cancer: In 2011, there were an estimated 144,463 people living with brain and other nervous system cancer in the United States.
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SEER Stat Fact Sheets: Brain and Other Nervous System Cancer