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Can brain cancer be prevented?

Brain cancer is not usually preventable. Most of the time when tumors start to grow in the brain, the cause is a mystery.

In some cases, cancer spreads to the brain from another part of the body, such as the lung. Avoiding known cancer risk factors such as smoking may help you avoid these other cancers.

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