• Reducing Your Risk of Brain Tumors

    There may be very little you can do to avoid primary brain tumors . You can do nothing about your heredity, which is one of the few known risk factors. Avoiding radiation and toxins is desirable, unless the radiation is used to treat a cancer. While it is difficult to reduce your risk of primary brain tumors, you can reduce your risk of tumors that may spread to the brain, including lung , breast , melanomas , and prostate.


    Brain tumor. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/brain .

    Harrison TR, Fauci AS. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 14th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 1998.

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