For some good information on this type of cancer, visit the website for the Cancer Care
About 23,880 malignant tumors of the brain or spinal cord (13,720 in males and 10,160 in females) will be diagnosed. These numbers would be much higher if benign (non-cancer) tumors were also included.
About 16,830 people (9,490 males and 7,340 females) will die from brain and spinal cord tumors.
Overall, the chance that a person will develop a malignant tumor of the brain or spinal cord in his or her lifetime is less than 1%. The risk for men (about 1 in 143) is slightly higher than that for women (about 1 in 185), although certain types of tumors are more common in women.
I have made a miniature awareness ribbon from tiny Delica glass beads – with grey beads in the center – the color for Brain Cancer, bordered in white for the hope that is always there! It measures just about one inch tall, and is suspended on an 18″ silver-dipped chain.
A lovely way to show your support, and wear your colors! Only $12.00, and the shipping is included!