Oct 24

Understanding brain tumor risk factors

By MD for Seniors

CT scans use much lower levels of radiation, but the exposure still increases your risk.

Did you know that October is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month?

Now is the perfect time to get a better understanding of the factors that can increase your risk of developing a brain tumor. While some cannot be controlled – such as age and family history – there are certain lifestyle choices that may increase your risk.

Age
While people of all ages can develop brain tumors, the American Society of Clinical Oncology says they’re most common in children and older adults. As you age, make it a priority to visit the doctor annually and report any out-of-the-ordinary symptoms, …read more

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