Glioblastoma Risk: Radiation Treatment Increases Risk of
Written by Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy - March 10, 2010
Therapeutic radiation is associated with an increased risk of Glioblastoma.
Gliomas account for more than 70% of all brain tumors.
Glioblastoma is the most frequent and malignant type. There is a tendency toward a higher incidence of gliomas
in developed, industrialized countries. Many environmental and lifestyle factors including several
occupations, environmental carcinogens, and diet have been reported to be associated with an elevated glioma
In this study, the only factor unequivocally associated with an
increased risk of glioblastoma is therapeutic radiation. Children treated with radiation for acute lymphoblastic
leukemia show a significantly elevated risk of developing gliomas, often within 10 years after radiation
Reference Source: Methods Mol Biol. 2009;472:323-42. Epidemiology of
brain tumors. Ohgaki H.
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Notice, this risk is from therapeutic radiation treatment for another cancer. The occasional x-ray
does not appear to be a risk factor for glioblastoma. To be on the safe side, I myself, do not allow doctors to do
x-rays for screening purposes.
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