Brain Cancer

Cancers of the brain are abnormal growths of cells in the brain.

Primary tumors

The brain is made up of many different types of cells.

Metastatic brain tumors

Metastatic brain tumors are made of cancerous cells from a tumor elsewhere in the body. The cells spread to the brain from another tumor in a process called metastasis. About 25% of tumors elsewhere in the body metastasize to the brain.

In the United States, brain tumors affect about 1 of every 5000 people.

Brain Cancer Causes:

As with tumors elsewhere in the body, the exact cause of most brain tumors is unknown. Genetic factors, various environmental toxins, radiation, and cigarette smoking have all been linked to cancers of the brain, but in most cases, no clear cause can be shown. 

The following factors have been proposed as possible risk factors for primary brain tumors. Whether these factors actually increase your risk of a brain tumor is not known for sure.

Radiation to the head 

Certain inherited conditions 

HIV infection 

Vaginal Cancer
Brain Cancer / Tumor
Leuknemia Cancer
Skin Cancer
Overian Cancer
Lung Cancer
Breast Cancer
Types of Common Cancer
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