Does genetics play a role in developing a brain tumor?

Yes. In certain brain tumors, genetic mutations have been discovered. Some of these are 'passed down' from parent to child. Others are new and spontaneous. There are many different types of brain tumors, both benign and malignant. Each has its own unique genetic risk.
Yes, for some. There are certainly some families with genetic errors in their dna which lead to brain tumors in some family members. Some of the genes known to be involved in these genetic tumor syndromes include the p53 gene and the hsfn5/ini-1 gene. The genes for neurofibromatosis types 1 and 2 when mutated or deleted also lead to certain types of brain tumor. Most brain tumors are not inherited, however.

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I was wondering is a brain tumor on the pituitary gland genetic?

Rarely. Hi. Yes, there are genetic syndromes that cause pituitary tumors (MEN-1 is a famous one), but it's rare. If you have a lot of family members with pituitary tumors, however, all of a sudden it's odds go up! See an experienced endocrinologist! Read more...

Hoping you can tell me, is brain tumor on the pituitary gland genetic?

Generally not. Isolated pituitary tumors generally are not genetic. These are the majority of the pituitary tumors and include prolactin, growth hormone, and non-secreting pituitary tumors. There are associations with other tumors: the multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome-1 (mens-1) that are believed to be genetic linked. This is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. Read more...

Brain tumor is a genetic disease? My father had this disease it may affect me in my future? If yes means what I want to do?

Depends. Usually not genetic, but glioblastoma or grade iii glioma can be part of the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (hboc) form a mutated brca gene. Read more...
Recommend evaluation. Most brain tumors are not inherited. But it depends on the type and other associated conditions a patient has. If there are many cancers in a family at an early age, especially if rare cancers, the risk of them being inherited increases. Only about 5% of brain tumors are linked to a genetic condition. But if you are worried i recommend genetic counseling at cancer genetics clinic. Read more...

How long after a benign brain tumor is removed could someone play sports again?

Depends. There are multiple factors involved- what sport? What type of tumor? How large was the tumor? What part of the brain was the tumor? There is much information needed to answer the question. Talk to your neurosurgeon who will have all your answers to help you. Read more...

After I play tennis or work out I get headaches could it be for tiredness or more serious like brain tumor?

Heat strokes. ypu are very dehydrated and you might be having a Heat strokes.the first rules of exercising outdoors is adequate hydration ,and hydrate with similar quality fluid like your are loosing with sweating like Gatorade or similar sport drinks,hydrate yourself well before, during,and after the game and see if you can tell the differences,if not see a doctor for adequate testing . Read more...

Had a genetic testing at mayo due toinactive brain tumor&neuralgia. I now have a lump on my lower spine and over my left knee. Is this nf1.I have no ins?

Unknown. Without knowing the other characteristics of your physical exam and the results of genetic testing, it is impossible to determine your genotype. As you went to Mayo Clinic, and had genetic testing performed, you should probably follow up with them and their genetic counselors to go over your results. Read more...

My two year old toddler has hit his head so many times since he was a baby. He's fallen of chairs and sofa while playing, can it cause brain tumors?

No. We do have a lot of experience with toddlers falling.The most significant association I find is the cut under the chin from hitting some stationary object.There is no association of these common events with brain tumors. Read more...