Re: Brain tumors, hereditary?
Hi there.. I see that this thread is about a month old.. and hopefully you
will see this.. I just joined this board and posted on the fibro site.. I decided to check out this forum, since in the back of my mind I always worry about
brain tumors.. and since they did see some leisions in the MRI , still not sure what the cause is... I worry .. You see, both my parents died of brain tumors, I have asked the question about hereditary to many of doctors, ofcourse, I know that my parents werent blood related.. , but
it still was a concern for me... However, enviromental was more of the
answer that I recieved from these doctors.. They had said that the chances of both parents dying from the same exact brain tumor, astrocytomagleoma (sp) was 1, and 10 mil...If this is true... it is a very difficult thing to prove, exactly where they may have encountered something that caused a brain tumor... My father being in the military and stationed in various parts of
the country surly make it a difficult task.. something we will never know if in fact thier cancer was caused by something in the enviroment.. Did all your family members live in the same town, or fairly close.. or work for the company, ect.. Anyway.. something for you to consider.. I hope I was able