Of brain and other nervous system cancer diagnoses from 2004-2008 approximately 12.9% were diagnosed under the age of 20, 8.9% between 20 and 34, and 9.6% between 35 and 44. Common symptoms of such diseases among the young adult population include headache, vomiting, alteration in mood, limb weakness, bladder/bowel dysfunction, and seizures.
Source: Bleyer A. CAUTION! Consider Cancer: Common Symptoms and Signs for Early Detection of Cancer in Young Adults. Semin Oncol. 2009; 36:207-21. SEER: http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/brain.html
Congenital tumors of the central nervous system: the MCH experience.
Pediatr Neurosurg. 2009;45(5):368-74
Authors: Shamji MF, Vassilyadi M, Lam CH, Montes JL, Farmer JP
INTRODUCTION: Congenital brain tumors in the younger pediatric...
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