• Question: is there any steps that someone could take to decrease the chance of developing brain cancer at an early age?

    Asked by Mary Jo to Sonia on 9 Nov 2018.
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      Sonia Lenehan answered on 9 Nov 2018:

      Yes and no. No because there are some cancers that are caused by a change in our genes, so if we have the gene we are going to get cancer. However there are some cancers that have what are called risk factors. so if you do these factors you are more likely to get cancer. Some examples of risk factors are smoking, drinking, and eating lots of unhealthy food. This is why it is so important to exercise, eat healthy, drink water and don’t drink alcohol or smoke!