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can you get a brain tumor from hitting your head

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
No: Brain tumors are abnormal growth of brain tissue they are not c hitting your head.
Dr. Douglas Miller
41 years experience Pathology
Likely no: There are some studies linking brain tumors to head trauma but the associations are very vague and there is no plausible mechanism. The causes of mos ... Read More
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Extensive epidemiologic studies have not demonstrated a statistically significant association between traumatic brain injury and brain tumors. At one ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Tumor: If by 'tumor' you mean mass, you can get a post traumatic blood clot/bleed that occupies space and has mass. If you mean cancer, then no.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
39 years experience Neurosurgery
Brain tumor: That would be extremely unusual, trauma is not a common cause of train tumors.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not likely: There is no good evidenct to indicate that truma to the head causes brain tumor. However, repeated trauma to the head can cause other disorders like d ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not due to what you: Described. Head trauma and cts do not measurably increase the incidence of brain cancer.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
No: Trauma does not increase your chances of getting brain tumors.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
41 years experience Pathology
Likely no: There are some studies linking brain tumors to head trauma but the associations are very vague and there is no plausible mechanism. The causes of mos ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Essentially all cases of tumor associated with trauma is that the tumor is already present and the trauma brings attention to the tumor. Trauma to he ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Wulff
45 years experience Neurology
No: Brain tumors have different etiologies... None of them is related to hits to the head...
A male asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Very uncommon: A headache coupled with confusion, dizziness, memory loss, slurred speech, loss of balance, weakness on one side of the body, seizures or blurred or d ... Read More

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