cell phones and brain cancer

Cell Phones And Brain Cancer: What’s The True Story?

The idea that cell phones and brain cancer risk are somehow linked is one that has probably been around for about as long as cell phones have.

I think a lot of the hype surrounding this story has to do with how social media and the internet make it easy to spread information—or misinformation—without its origin being clear. This makes it difficult to determine whether the claims are reputable or just speculation.

So, what’s the truth in this case? Can you or your child get cancer from the radiation given off by cell phones? To get a better idea of how this all works, here’s a look at the truth behind the cell phones and brain cancer risk.

cell phones and brain cancer

For more information about cell phones and brain cancer, check out the National Cancer Institute’s in-depth coverage.

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Jill Beck
I've been an oncologist since 2010. With pediatric oncology, you get continuity of care with families—so you care for children when they're really sick and see them get better.

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