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A 34-year-old member asked:

Could someone get brain tumor if you get hit in the head hard several times?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
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.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get brain tumor if you get hit in the head hard several times?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Brain tumor: That would be extremely unusual, trauma is not a common cause of train tumors.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
The one supposed exception is meningioma, and I'm not persuaded. I hope you have recovered from the head injury.
Apr 5, 2013
A 49-year-old member asked:

Could someone get brain tumor by having several hits to the head?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
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 head occurs in many athletes and fighters and there is no evidence of a higher incidence of brain tumor than normally exists in the genereal population.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you get a brain tumor from hitting your head too hard?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
No: Brain tumors are abnormal growth of brain tissue they are not c hitting your head.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for you to get brain tumor by having several hits to the head?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Enrique Wulff
Neurology 45 years experience
No: Brain tumors have different etiologies... None of them is related to hits to the head...

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