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Facts about Brain Cancer

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In 2022, an estimated 4,090 people in Pennsylvania will be diagnosed with a primary brain or other

central nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 1,210 of those cases will be malignant. Approximately 736 people from Pennsylvania die annually due to a brain or other central nervous

system tumor. Brain tumors change everything for a patient and their loved ones. They can significantly impact

quality of life, and they are often deadly. Brain tumors do not discriminate, afflicting people of all races and ethnicities. Despite the number of people diagnosed each year with a brain tumor, there are only five FDA-

approved drugs – and one device – available to treat brain tumors. Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death in children and young adults age 19 and

under in the United States. There has never been a treatment developed and approved specifically

for pediatric brain tumors.


Head to the Hill 2022

May 2022

Jean Dalstad, as President of Jess Fin Foundation and Mom to Jess Finlayson, is an advocate for National Brain Tumor Society and joins others across the nation to Head to the Hill and ask our congressmen/women and senators for additional funding and support of brain cancer research.
Please consider supporting us by donating to Jess Fin Foundation.

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