Brain cancer is an abnormal growth that starts in the brain or is a metastatic tumor that has spread from tumor cells that started in other parts of the body. It can affect any of the skull's tissues, including the brain, cranial nerves, meninges, pituitary gland, and pineal gland. Brain cancer has a medium to bad prognosis, depending on the type of cancer and the patient's overall health level; children have a slightly better prognosis.
With an increase in brain-related illnesses around the world, medulloblastoma, a pediatric malignant primary brain tumor that spreads through the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and frequently metastasizes to various locations along the surface of the brain and spinal cord, affects over 2,500 Indian children each year. But as alarming as it all seems, brain cancer affects only a small number of people each year. If diagnosed at the right time, the survival rate is quite promising. Infact, after a brain tumor diagnosis, age has a role in overall survival rates. People under the age of 15 have a 5-year survival rate of more than 75%. The 5-year survival rate for people aged 15 to 39 is over 72 percent. So, both time and age aid your chances of recovery.