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Statistics for Chordoma

Some facts about Chodoma include:

  • Chordoma affects only 1 in 1 million people each year
  • Chordomas account for less than 1% of all tumors of the brain and spine
  • The condition mostly affects adults between the ages of 40 and 70
  • 5% of chordomas develop in children
  • Males are at 2 times higher risk than women
  • About half of all chordomas form at the base of the spine
  • 40% of chordomas metastasize (spread to other areas of the body)

Locations for Chordoma