There may be little you can do to avoid primary
. You cannot change your heredity, which is one of the few known risk factors. Avoiding radiation and toxins is desirable, unless the
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
Brain tumor. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at:
http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php. Updated May 28, 2013. Accessed June 4, 2013.
National Cancer Institute
website. Available at:
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/brain. Accessed June 4, 2013.
Last reviewed May 2015 by Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
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