Brain Tumor

Brain Tumors

Brain Tumors Risk Factors

There are no known causes for brain tumors. Some factors that are associated with increased susceptibility to Brain Tumors are:

  • Radiation exposure - People who have received radiation in the head and neck region are at a higher risk.
  • Certain inherited syndromes - People who are born with certain syndromes, such as:
    • Neurofibromatosis
    • Von Hippel-Lindau disease
    • Li-Fraumeni syndrome
    • Tuberculous sclerosis
  • Immunocompromised/ Immunosuppressed (weak immune system) - People who have a weak immune system have a higher risk of developing brain tumors. This may also include people who have had an organ transplant or are immunocompromised due to any other reason.
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