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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
An I phone or any: cell phone held to the ear repetitively annd for a lonng time have been associated with a higher incidence of brain tumors

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: I dismiss "pop" claims about electromagnetic fields causing cancer. It makes no sense biologically, linemen who work high-tension wires have no increa ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
None: There are no technical/technological devices that can prevent cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, mi ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It is not hard to fi: There is no single devise that we use, we use a variety of examinations/tests and often a biopsy to confirm if a tumor is cancerous. A medical examina ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Magdy Shaaban
40 years experience Hematology and Oncology
RF and brain ca: no proof untill now that RF may cause any brain cancer. so there is no differen between different types. all of them seem to be safe (UNTIL NOW)
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
I say "No": Some of my colleagues will not agree. There's no credible mechanism. The wavelengths of radiation that cause cancer are far different from those that ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: A one time it was felt that homes built in viscinity of High voltage tension lines brought in by overhead power cables might induce tumors in a way th ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: That's one more scare story by somebody who doesn't understand the difference between the natural radiation that electronic devices and everything els ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Not that we know of
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Speculation: There are many speculations on things that have no evidence. I tell people to be curious and critical. Being curious and naive is not helpful to indiv ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
49 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not that we know: The radiation energy from a cell tower is very low unless you are on the tower at the antenna. The current controversy is whether cell phone itself c ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Catracts: Cataracts are a known side effect of microwave radiation. Other effects are related to heat generation. See this site for more info. http://www.who.in ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Probably not.: This is perhaps the most complete answer on electromagnetic energy (cell phones in this case) and cancer. In short, we cannot say yes for sure, but we ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: If you're talking about loud volume from using earphones, no known connection between loud noises and brain cancer. There is a possible connection to ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
High energy x-rays: Radiation oncologists and neurosurgeons frequently use high energy x-rays to control brain cancers. One of the common ones is called stereotactic radi ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
I do not agree: with those rumors, same thing was said about cellphones and that was discredited
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Although radiation is most commonly used to treat cancer it is sometimes used to treat benign tumors such as acoustic neuromas, pituitary adenomas, an ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
Many technologies: Radiation has been used to treat cancer since just after it was discovered in 1895. Before LINACs, X-ray tubes and then cobalt 60 machines were used. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
No relationship: Earphones more likely will cause hearing loss if volume too high, but to date, no proof of any cause and effect of brain cancer. Some doctors feel ce ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience Dentistry
Same machine..: Most digital dental x-rays uses the same machine used to take regular x-rays , just the dental software on a laptop or a tablet uses sensors to receiv ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
NO: Patients who received radiation, the radiation energy like gamma rays dissipates in the tissues immediately, and patients can not re emit radiation, ... Read More

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