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Desmoplastic Infantile Ganglioglioma, Childhood Tumor - Statistics

Brain and spinal cord tumors are the second most common type of childhood cancer, after leukemia. However, DIG is a rare type of childhood brain tumor that is found mainly in infants.

Sources: American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute. 

The next section in this guide is Risk Factors. It explains that the causes of DIG are unknown. Or, use the menu to choose another section to continue reading this guide.

Brain Tumor - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of people who are diagnosed with a brain tumor each year. You will read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.

Appendix Cancer - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of people who are diagnosed with appendix cancer each year. You will read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.

Primary appendix cancer is cancer that starts in the appendix. This is uncommon, accounting for about 0.5% of all tumors that start in the GI tract.

Anal Cancer - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of people who are diagnosed with anal cancer each year. You will read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.

Amyloidosis - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of people who are diagnosed with amyloidosis each year. Use the menu to see other pages.

Because amyloidosis is rare, the diagnosis is often delayed or the condition is not diagnosed. Therefore, it is difficult to know exactly how many people are affected by this disease. However, it is thought that around 4,000 people develop AL amyloidosis each year in the United States. The disease is typically diagnosed between the ages of 55 to 65.

Hereditary and AA amyloidosis are much less common than AL amyloidosis.

Sarcomas of Specific Organs - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of people who are diagnosed with STS each year. You will also read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.

Overall, sarcoma is uncommon. This year, approximately 12,390 people (6,890 men and boys and 5,500 women and girls) will be diagnosed with STS in the United States.

An estimated 4,990 people (2,670 men and boys and 2,320 women and girls) are expected to die of the disease this year.

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