Brain Tumors: Risk Factors
Age, radiation exposure, inherited syndromes, family history, and weak immune system [FALTA INFORMACIÓN]. Dr. Yazmin Odia, Lead Physician of Medical Neurologic Oncology with Miami Cancer Institute, says if it is metastatic cancer, the risk factor is the one for the original, for example, for lung cancer it would be smoking, and for breast cancer it might be a certain hormonal factors. She also explains most primary brain cancers have no cause, except in very rare cases. "For example, patients who were exposed to Chernobyl, or other nuclear accidents, are actually at higher risk of developing malignant primary brain tumors."