Chances of getting cancer? I'm 20. Chances of getting cancer or specifically brain cancer? Over a lifetime? How to prevent? Thanks
Life's dangerous. Assuming you don't have one of the genetic cancer family syndromes, your odds of a primary malignant brain tumor are about 1%. There's nothing you can do to lower the risk. You can read elsewhere about cancer odds; the most important item is for you not to use tobacco, and to keep up surveillance so that if something does pop up, we can manage it. A majority of cancers are cured nowadays.