If you suffer a brain injury in San Clemente, are you more likely than someone who has not suffered a brain injury to be diagnosed with brain cancer later on? In other words, is there a link between a person sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their future risk of brain cancer? According to a recent study published in the journal Current Biology, there may indeed be a link between brain injuries and brain cancer. The study was conducted by researchers at University College London (UCL), and it could have implications for personal injury cases involving brain injuries and brain cancer diagnoses. What do you need to know? Our San Clemente personal injury attorneys can discuss the study with you, as well as its potential implications for a brain injury claim.
Head Injuries Cited as a Contributing Factor to Brain Cancer Diagnoses
The new study was reported in Docwire News, and that site explains that the study is notable because it reveals that “head injuries could be a contributing factor in the development of brain cancer later in life.” To be sure, the researchers determined that “genetic mutations, combined with brain tissue inflammation, changed the behavior of cells, making them more likely to become cancerous.” While previous evidence used to link brain injuries with brain cancer was “inconclusive,” the new study could prove that head trauma can be linked to brain cancer.