Causes & Risks
Who are more likely to develop brain cancer?
People who are routinely exposed to occupational fumes and chemicals, such as a chemists, embalmers, and oil factory workers, show higher rates of brain cancer. One specific substance that is frequently associated with brain cancer is vinyl chloride, a carcinogen that is widely used in manufacturing various plastic products.
Heredity has not yet been proven to cause brain cancer. Other risk factors such as smoking, radiation exposure, and viral infection (HIV) have been associated with brain cancer, but there are not enough scientific data to prove this.
Moreover, head trauma and cellphone use have not been proven to cause brain cancer.