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Sheryl Crow, Brain Tumours and Cell Phones ...

September 11, 2012

You may have seen Sheryl Crow again in the news discussing her non-malignant brain tumour and her opinion that it is related to her cell phone use. We note that this is her opinion and point anyone concerned about this issue to our fact page about cell phones. Please also discuss this, or any medical concerns with your doctor.

Sheryl Crow’s brain tumour diagnosis shone the light on brain tumours and allowed Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada to raise further public awareness about the disease, including the seriousness of all brain tumours, regardless of their stage or grade.

As so many survivors and family members know, because the tumour is found in the brain, it can affect all facets of your life – it’s why we refer to the lower grade tumours as ‘non-malignant’ rather than ‘benign’. When something is causing an impact on your brain, it’s hard to see it as neutral or harmless.

A brain tumour can affect vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. Its effects can be physical, emotional, financial, and for many people, last a lifetime. Lifting this burden for anyone affected is our goal. This is why we offer specialized programs and services like the Non-Malignant Patient Resource Handbook and support groups for anyone affected.

A recent study found people who receive frequent dental x-rays may be at an increased risk for meningioma brain tumours. Find all the most recent research news in this section of our site.

We’re here to help you and anyone affected by a brain tumour, and the support of donors means that the estimated 55,000 Canadians living with a brain tumour can find hope.

Hope through research. Hope through support. Hope for a cure.

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