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What is Brain Cancer? August 7, 2006

Posted by healthyself in Biological Effects, Blogroll, Brain Cancer, Cancer, Cell phone safety, Children's health, Definitions, Electromagnetic pollution, Electrosensitivity, EMF's, Environment, Health related, Men's Health, radiation, Risk of Disease, Symptoms, Tumors, Women's Health.

This definition is provided by the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences.

Brain Cancer
“Cancer of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) is uncommon, with incidence in the United States now at about 6 cases in 100,000 people per year. The causes of the disease are largely unknown, although a number of studies have reported an association with certain occupational chemical exposures. Ionizing radiation to the scalp is a known risk factor for brain cancer. Factors associated with an increased risk for other types of cancer-such as smoking, diet, and excessive alcohol use-have not been found to be associated with brain cancer.”




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