Till this day, the cause of primary brain tumours are still unknown.It is more commonly known that brain tumours originate from the abnormal and uncontrollable abnormal growth in brain cells. Some risk factors include:
- Exposure to high doses of ionizing radiation (used as simultaneous cancer treatment)
- Male gender are at higher risk
- Ethnicity, Caucasians are at higher risk
- Increasing age (Over 65 years of age)
Certain hereditary factors affects your risk of developing a brain tumour such as Neurofibromatosis which is an inherited condition. Other factors include a weak immunity system. Currently, there are no known evidence to prove the use of mobile phones and microwave ovens causing brain tumours.