Risk Factors


More Cancers Linked to Weight

As obesity rates keep rising, a new study finds even more connections between high BMI and many cancers, including colon, breast, blood, and brain cancers.

Those With Obesity More Likely to Develop Common Brain Tumor

Obesity may increase the risk of the meningioma brain tumor by more than 50 percent, according a study from the University of Regensburg in Germany. For their study, researchers did a meta-analysis of 13 previous studies involving 6,000 people with b...

Brain Cancer Risk Factors

Radiation therapy used to treat brain cancers increases the risk of brain tumors up to 20 or 30 years later.

By Allison Bush

Long term mobile phone use may raise brain cancer risk

Here’s the latest development in the debate over whether extensive cell phone use can lead to brain cancer. A study published in the journal Pathophysiology reports that a team of Swedish researchers found that after 25 years of cell phone use, the r...