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Mobile Phone Usage Beyond 15-Hours Per Month Found to Increase Risk of Brain Cancers

Mobile Phone Usage Beyond 15-Hours Per Month Found to Increase Risk of Brain Cancers | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
People who used their phones more than 15 hours each month found to be at two to three times higher risk of developing glioma and meningioma tumours
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A study by French scientists published in the British journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine reports that intensive mobile phone usage may increase the risk of developing certain types of brain cancers.

The study looked at 253 cases of glioma and 194 cases of meningioma reported in four French departments between 2004 and 2006, and compared them against 892 "controls" or healthy individuals drawn from the general population, to identify any differences between the two groups.

The comparison found a higher risk among those who used their phone intensively (more than 15-hours per month), especially among those who used it for their work, such as in sales. The duration of use in this category ranged from between two and 10 years, averaging at 5 years.

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Radiation Treatment in Children with Glioma Tumors Linked to Increased Death Rates

Radiation Treatment in Children with Glioma Tumors Linked to Increased Death Rates | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Almost 90 percent of children treated for low-grade gliomas are alive 20 years later and few die from the tumor as adults. However, children whose treatment included radiation had significantly lower long-term survival rates.
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Gliomas are the most common brain tumors in children. The tumors start in the brain or spine and are categorized according to their grade. Low-grade gliomas are benign, yet may recur and become high-grade malignant tumors.

A study of the long-term survival of children treated for low-grade gliomas found that almost 90% are alive 20-years later and that few die from the tumor as adults. However, children who received radiation as part of their treatment had significantly lower long-term survival rates than children who were not radiated.

The study's senior author, Peter Manley, MD, of the Brain Tumor Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's commented that survival of low-grade glioma in childhood means you are not likely to die of that tumor as an adult, unless radiation has been administered.

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