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Risk Factors for Brain cancer

List of Risk Factors for Brain cancer

The list of risk factors mentioned for Brain cancer in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion:

By studying large numbers of patients, researchers have found certain risk factors that increase a person's chance of developing a brain tumor. People with these risk factors have a higher-than-average risk of getting a brain tumor. For example, studies show that some types of brain tumors are more frequent among workers in certain industries, such as oil refining, rubber manufacturing, and drug manufacturing. Other studies have shown that chemists and embalmers have a higher incidence of brain tumors. Researchers also are looking at exposure to viruses as a possible cause. Because brain tumors sometimes occur in several members of the same family, researchers are studying families with a history of brain tumors to see whether heredity is a cause. At this time, scientists do not believe that head injuries cause brain tumors to develop.

In most cases, patients with a brain tumor have no clear risk factors. The disease is probably the result of several factors acting together. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Brain Tumors: NCI)

Risks factors for Brain cancer: medical news summaries:

The following medical news items are relevant to risk factors for Brain cancer:

About risk factors:

Risk factors for Brain cancer are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Brain cancer makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Brain cancer. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Brain cancer. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.


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