Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Astrocytoma Incidence

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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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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