Benign Brain Tumor Facts
Over 700,000 Americans are living with a primary brain tumor
80% of these brain tumors are benign
An estimated 84,170 people will receive a primary brain tumor diagnosis in 2021.
3 most common types of benign brain tumors;
Survival rate for benign tumors: 91.7%
if the survival rate is so high, why create a foundation?
Just because most benign brain tumors aren’t LIFE THREATENING, it does NOT mean they aren’t LIFE CHANGING.
Brain tumors can have lasting and life-altering physical, cognitive and psychological impacts on a patient’s life.
There are only five FDA approved drugs- and one device- to treat brain tumors. For many tumor types, surgery and radiation remain the standard of care.
All stats refer to US population
National Brain Tumor Society, 2021