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Meningioma accounts for more than 35% of primary brain tumors (tumors that start in the brain) in the United States and occurs in approximately seven of every 100,000 people. Meningioma is rare in children.
The overall five-year survival rate (the percentage of people who survive at least five years after the meningioma is detected, excluding those who die from other diseases) for meningioma is 69% (70% for benign and 55% for malignant).
Survival statistics should be interpreted with caution. These estimates are based on data from thousands of people with this type of tumor in the United States each year, but the actual risk for a particular individual may differ. It is not possible to tell a person how long he or she will live with meningioma. Because survival statistics are often measured in multi-year intervals, they may not represent advances made in the treatment or diagnosis of this tumor. Learn more about understanding statistics.
Sources: Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States