What is the rate of incidence of spinal cord tumors?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Spinal cord tumors are rather rare. Fewer than 10 in 100,000 people are diagnosed with brain or spinal cord tumors each year (about 50,000 in 2007), but brain tumors comprise many more of these cases than do spinal cord tumors. The groups with the highest incidence are whites and males. The incidence rate has not increased much over the past several years.

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