How can you prevent a brain tumor?

You cannot prevent a brain tumor. You can reduce your risk of developing a brain tumor by avoiding environmental hazards such as smoking and excessive exposure to radiation.

Who is at risk of developing a brain tumor?

People who have higher risk for brain tumors include those who have:

  • Family history of cancer.
  • Genetic mutation that causes abnormal cell growth.
  • Long-term exposure to radiation from X-rays or treatment for other cancers.
  • Exposure to certain chemicals (possible cause).

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