Do Cell Phones Cause Glioma?

Based on recent studies and a study performed by Pathophysiology Journal it is becoming more evident that cell phone use could be linked with brain tumors and glioma. Because of this risk lawyers and medical experts have begun to pass laws that require cell phone stores to make their customers aware of the risks of long term cell phone use. There are already federal guidelines that restrict the amount of radiation that cell phones can emit, but cell phone makers are not required to make customers aware of the safety risks.

One of these most common risks is glioma. Glioma is a type of tumor that starts in the brain or spine. It is called a glioma because it arises from the glial cells. The most common site of gliomas is the brain. Gliomas make up about 30% of all brain and central nervous system tumors and 80% of all malignant brain tumors.

Types of Glioma 

Gliomas are determined according to the specific type of cell with which they share histological features, but not necessarily from which they originate. The main types of gliomas are:

  • Ependymomas – Ependymal cells
  • Astrocytomas – This is a malignant tumor that is most common among adults.
  • Oligodendrogliomas
  • Brainstem gliomas – Develop in the brain stem
  • Optic Nerve Glioma – Develop in the optic nerves
  • Mixed gliomas – Contain cells from different types of glia

By Grade

Gliomas are further characterized by their grade:

  • Low Grade Gliomas – These tend to exhibit benign tendencies and portend a better prognosis for the patient. However, they have a uniform rate of occurrence and increase in grade overtime so should be classified as malignant.
  • High Grade – These are malignant and carry a worse prognosis.

 

With more evidence proving that cell phone radiation is causing gliomas you should be taking precautions to protect yourself, however, if you believe that you are a victim of cell phone cancer you should contact a lawyer. They can assist you in the steps that you need to take and how to pursue your case. Frasier, Frasier and Hickman are waiting to hear from you. Call 981-584-4724 or 800-522-4049 today.

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