Facts about astrocytoma:
- Astrocytomas are the most common form of brain cancer.
- There are approximately 3,000 new astrocytomas each year in the U.S.
- The annual incidence in the US is about 3 per 100,000 people.
- Males develop brain cancer slightly more often than females.
- Young adults have the lowest rate of astrocytoma, and the risk increases after the age of 45.
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