Is Glioblastoma Brain Cancer Hereditary?

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Glioblastoma brain cancer can be hereditary, but heredity is not the only cause of the disease. According to the study, having a family history of glioblastoma will increase the risk of developing it. But other factors can cause glioblastoma, too. Other risking factors include:
  • Aging: glioblastomas are most common in adults between ages 45 and 65.
  • Environmental factors: exposure to smoking, pesticides, radiation, working in petroleum refining or rubber manufacturing.
  • Some viruses: cytomegalovirus, HHV-6 and SV40.
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