Cell phone use increases women’s risk of two types of brain cancer
Cell Phone Use, Acoustic Neuroma and Cancer of the Pituitary Gland
Cell phone use was associated with increased risk of two types of brain tumors in a new study of 790,000 women.
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PRLog (Press Release) – May 10, 2013 – BERKELEY, Calif. — Cell phone use was associated with increased risk of acoustic neuroma and cancer of the pituitary gland in a prospective study of more than 790,000 women in the United Kingdom. (1)
Acoustic neuroma is a rare, non-malignant tumor that develops on the main nerve leading from the inner ear to the brain. The pituitary gland is an organ that produces hormones which regulate important functions of the body and is located in the middle of the base of the brain.
Women who used cell phones for ten or more years were two-and- a-half times more likely to develop an acoustic neuroma. Their risk of acoustic neuroma increased with the number of years they used cell phones.