Reducing Your Risk of Brain Tumors
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
There are no steps to keep growths in the brain from starting. Some risks can’t be changed, such as your race or age. Others can’t be avoided.
If you have cancer, getting it treated will lower the chances of it spreading to the brain.
Talk to your doctor about your risks.
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Causes, risk factors, and prevention. American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/brain-spinal-cord-tumors-adults/causes-risks-prevention.html. Accessed August 9, 2018.
Meningioma. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116926/Meningioma . Updated January 19, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2018.
Last reviewed May 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 8/9/2018
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