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You Hear The One About Brain Cancer?

Sure, brain tumours make a lot of news. But how often do they hit home? Kristen Dold reveals how to minimize your risk.

Risten Dold

John Mccain’s death last August from glioblastoma was a pointed reminder that while brain tumours aren’t the most common cancer, the fact that they occur in one of the most complex, still-not-understood organs makes them especially scary. Scientists are discovering more about the brain and nervous system, but still can’t pinpoint why rogue cells gang up there and are cancerous in about one in 143 guys. But treatments have progressed, and these tumours can be more treatable the earlier they’re detected. So it’s smart to know the symptoms, whether to ease your mind or to seek diagnosis quickly.

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July - August 2019