Risk factors are the lifestyle habits, personal history, and genetics that can increase the chance of developing a certain disease or other medical issue. The risk factors for brain lesions and brain tumors differ, and are outlined below.
Potential Causes of Brain Lesions Include:
It is not always possible to identify when or why a brain lesion has occurred. Exposure to the exact cause may have happened months or years ago. A brain lesion can also be the result of a combination of causes.
For most cancers, risk factors generally lead to damage to the genes, such as carcinogens and certain chemicals. The brain is well protected from many common risk factors.
At this time, it is not known what causes brain tumors except for exposure to ionizing radiation. There is currently no known way to protect against brain tumors.