• Question: if you study how the brain works and that how haven't you found a way that causes brain tumor so we know what not to do so we dont get it?

    Asked by jtownsend03 to Raquel on 26 Sep 2017.
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      Raquel Pinacho answered on 26 Sep 2017:

      Hi jtownsend03, thanks for your question! Unfortunately, I do not study brain tumors myself. I study how the brain changes in psychiatric disorders, but we still don’t know how to prevent them either! The general advice to prevent cancer (and prevention is super important!) is to keep a healthy lifestyle, such as a healthy balanced diet, avoiding alcohol, not smoking, doing regular exercise and being careful when in the sun.