Brain tumors claim almost 14,000 lives each year as of 2015. Brain tumors are the leading cause of pediatric cancer-related deaths in patients under the age of 20. Each year, more than 4,600 children under the age of 19 years old are diagnosed with brain cancer.
There are more than 120 types of brain cancer that can affect children and adults. The variety of brain cancers can make treating them difficult.
Children who undergo treatments for brain cancer often face life-long effects. Even if these children beat the brain cancer, they can face learning difficulties, health issues and emotional troubles that last a lifetime.