Reducing Your Risk of Brain Tumors
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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.
Last reviewed February 2009 by ]]> Rimas Lukas, MD]]>
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