Are Brain Tumors Increasing in 2022?

Dr. Robert Lieberson

August 4, 2022

Brain Tumors

Are there more brain tumors in 2022? You might be wondering why they are growing so fast. The answer is that there is a lot of pollution in the air. Tumors, especially ones like glioblastoma, can be caused by too much pollution in the air. People with brain tumors have a lower chance of living longer if there is pollution in the air. Learn more about brain tumors, how they grow, and how to stop them by reading on. In addition, here are some other things to think about when looking for ways to get help.

More people get secondary brain tumors than first brain tumors.

Metastatic brain tumors are the most common type of cancer in adults. About 200,000 to 300,000 people are diagnosed with them each year. Most people with cancer get metastatic brain cancer as adults, but most of these cases happen in people 65 or older. Where the first tumor was in the body affects where and how big these metastases are. The cerebellum and posterior fossa are common places for metastatic tumors to grow.

Primary brain tumors cause less than 2% of all cases of brain tumors. They are usually harmless and affect the spinal cord and the surrounding area. They are grades 1-2, but the high rate at which they return suggests they are dangerous. Primary brain tumors are most common in children, where they are the second most common solid tumor after leukemia.

Glioblastoma-type tumors are affected by air pollution.

There is a strong link between air pollution and human health and several diseases, such as heart disease, reproductive health problems, problems with the central nervous system, sensorineural hearing loss, and mental health problems.

No one knows yet exactly how pollution in the air affects glioblastoma-type tumors. But several studies suggest that some types of air pollution may make someone more likely to get a brain tumor. For example, one study found that people exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide were more likely to get tumors like glioblastoma than those exposed to low levels.

Options for treating tumors like glioblastoma

Glioblastoma can be treated with surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of these methods. Each treatment has its risks and benefits, and the best way to figure out which is best for you is to talk to your doctors. Before deciding which treatment to go with, you should consider the pros and cons of each one, as well as how much it will cost and how long it will take.

Patients with glioblastoma may want to know what the first treatment option is. BRIAN, a trusted online app, can tell them. BRIAN will help you keep track of your treatment and compare it to what other people who have been through the same thing have done.  This helps the surgeons tell the difference between healthy and cancerous cells.

People with a brain tumor have a low chance of living.

Even though the number of brain tumors in the UK is decreasing, adult survival rates are still low. In the UK, only 36% of people with malignant brain tumors live for five years. This is much lower than all other cancers of the central nervous system. Even though kids and teens are more likely to die from brain tumors than adults, their chances of living are getting better.

The number of people who survive brain tumors for five years is increasing in the United States. But it depends on the age and type of tumor. For example, people with low-grade tumors are more likely to live for at least five years than people with high-grade tumors. It also goes up for people younger than 65 and those with better brain health and performance. But it’s important to remember that these estimates are still based on data from years ago and may not consider new treatments.