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What is the current success rate of brain tumor surgeries?

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The rate of survival for brain cancer surgery varies by the type of surgery and age of the patient, according to the American Cancer Society. With a Glioblastoma, for instance, only 17 percent of patients between 20 and 44 years old are expected to live five years, as of 2015.

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The American Cancer Society reminds readers that survival rates after brain cancer surgery vary due to factors such as the type of tumor, whether it was able to be removed, or whether the person is in poor health. With many kinds of brain tumors, the survival rate for five years or longer is near 50 percent, such as in the case of anaplastic astrocytomas at 49 percent or meningiomas at 92 percent for patients between 20 and 44 years old.

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