Certain factors can make one person more likely to get a brain tumor than another person. These are called risk factors. Although such risk factors do exist, a person who has one or more risk factors will not always get a brain tumor. In fact, you can have many risk factors and still not get a brain tumor, or you can have no known risk factors and still get the disease.
Head trauma is not a risk factor for brain tumors. Doctors do not know exactly what causes brain tumors, although they have found these possible risk factors.
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