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How common is glioblastoma?

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Brain cancers aren’t common -- and when they do happen, about 4 out of 5 aren’t glioblastomas. Men are more likely to get them than women, and chances go up with age. From 2009 to 2013, doctors diagnosed nearly 11,000 glioblastoma cases in the U.S. each year.

From: What Is Glioblastoma? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Association of Neurological Surgeons: "Glioblastoma Multiforme."

American Brain Tumor Association: "Glioblastoma," "Brain Tumor Primer," "Glioblastoma and Malignant Astrocytoma."

Massachusetts General Hospital Brain Tumor Center: "Therapeutic Door Opens for Aggressive Brain Cancer."

UC San Diego Neurosurgery: "Glioblastoma."

CBTRUS Statistical Report: “Primary Brain and Other Central Nervous System Tumors Diagnosed in the United States in 2009-2013.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 15, 2018

SOURCES:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons: "Glioblastoma Multiforme."

American Brain Tumor Association: "Glioblastoma," "Brain Tumor Primer," "Glioblastoma and Malignant Astrocytoma."

Massachusetts General Hospital Brain Tumor Center: "Therapeutic Door Opens for Aggressive Brain Cancer."

UC San Diego Neurosurgery: "Glioblastoma."

CBTRUS Statistical Report: “Primary Brain and Other Central Nervous System Tumors Diagnosed in the United States in 2009-2013.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 15, 2018

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