ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many people learn they have brain stem glioma each year and some general survival information. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.
Approximately 4,000 CNS tumors are diagnosed each year in children younger than 20. Brain stem tumors account for 10% of all childhood brain tumors. After leukemia, CNS tumors are the second most common childhood cancer, accounting for about 21% of cancer in children younger than 15.