J. Ben Wilkinson

J. Ben Wilkinson

An estimated 700,000 people in the United States are living with a primary brain tumor today, and approximately 90,000 more will be diagnosed in 2022.

While brain tumors can be diagnosed in children and young adults, the average age of those diagnosed with primary brain tumors is 61 years of age. At first, having a cancer that either starts in the brain or spreads to the brain can be a very troubling thought. Just like other cancers, however, Mission Hope Cancer Center has physicians that specialize in the treatment of these conditions.

Seventy percent of brain tumors are considered benign or slow-growing. This category includes slow-growing masses that start in the lining of the brain called meningiomas.

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