Causes of Brain Cancer in Humans
Most brain cancers are the result of cancer spread from other organs through the bloodstream. While the causes of brain cancer originating directly from the brain is still unknown.
The risk of primary brain cancer may be higher with the following genetic diseases:
- Tuberose Sclerosis.
- Gorlin Syndrome.
- Li-Fraumeni cancer syndrome.
- Turcot Syndrome.
- Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome.
The following are the factors that potentially increase the risk of contracting brain tumors:
- Hereditary factors. Have a family member diagnosed with a brain tumor.
- Radiotherapy. The brain is exposed to radiation while undergoing radiotherapy.
- Exposure to chemicals, such as formaldehyde.
- HIV viral infection.
- Exposed to toxins from the surrounding environment.
The link between radio frequencies from cell phone use and brain tumors is still unknown. Energy from radio frequency can generate heat which then increases body temperature and damages exposed cell tissue. For now, it has been concluded that the radio frequency of mobile phones is too low to produce such effects. Research to ensure this continues.