Can brain and spinal cord tumors in adults be prevented?
The risk of many cancers in adults can be reduced with certain lifestyle changes (such as staying at a healthy weight or quitting smoking). But most central nervous system tumors have not been linked with any known risk factors. As a result, there is no known way to protect against most of these tumors at this time.
Last Medical Review: 10/09/2012
Last Revised: 02/06/2013