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A 18-year-old male asked:

my grandfather suffered with a brain tumour and sadly passed away due to it spreading, does this mean there's a possibility i could? i'm a male 18

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Not likely...: He was very old, you are young. Brain tumors are relatively rare (unless metastatic from another cancer). There are a VERY FEW instances when screening may be wise--find out the specific diagnosis and let your Dr know. He/she can better advise you on what to do if anything for the specific situation.

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