ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many children are diagnosed with brain stem glioma each year. You will also learn some general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages, use the menu.
Approximately 4,000 CNS tumors are diagnosed each year in children younger than 20. After leukemia, CNS tumors are the second most common childhood cancer, accounting for about 26% of cancer in children younger than 15. Between 10% to 20% of all childhood brain tumors are brain stem gliomas.