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).