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What raises your chances of a malignant glioma?

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Prior radiation to the brain is a risk factor for malignant gliomas. Some genetic disorders raise the odds of these tumors in children but rarely in adults.

There are no lifestyle risk factors associated with malignant gliomas.

From: Brain Cancer and Gliomas WebMD Medical Reference

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National Cancer Institute: "Adult Brain Tumors."

 

National Cancer Institute: "What You Need to Know About Brain Tumors."

 

American Cancer Society: "What are Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors?"

 

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Types of Gliomas."

 

UpToDate: "Classification of gliomas."

 

Ostrom, Q 2014 .  ., Neuro Oncol

 

Cern Foundation: "Ependymoma Statistics."

 

World Health Organization: "The 2016 World Health Organization Classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System: a summary."

 

American Cancer Society: "Alternating Electric Field Therapy for Adult Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors."

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: “FDA approves expanded indication for medical device to treat a form of brain cancer,” Oct. 8, 2015.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 15, 2018

SOURCES:

 

National Cancer Institute: "Adult Brain Tumors."

 

National Cancer Institute: "What You Need to Know About Brain Tumors."

 

American Cancer Society: "What are Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors?"

 

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Types of Gliomas."

 

UpToDate: "Classification of gliomas."

 

Ostrom, Q 2014 .  ., Neuro Oncol

 

Cern Foundation: "Ependymoma Statistics."

 

World Health Organization: "The 2016 World Health Organization Classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System: a summary."

 

American Cancer Society: "Alternating Electric Field Therapy for Adult Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors."

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: “FDA approves expanded indication for medical device to treat a form of brain cancer,” Oct. 8, 2015.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 15, 2018

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