Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Prevention: Neurological Cancer

Research suggests that exposure to certain chemicals may increase a person’s risk for developing neurological cancer. Workers in oil refining and rubber manufacturing and chemists have a higher incidence of certain types of malignant tumors. Despite this increased incidence however, scientists have not been able to link any particular chemical toxin to this increase.

Patients who have received radiation therapy to the head as part of prior cancer treatment also are at increased risk for neurological cancer.