Researchers say still to soon to know if cell phone increases cancer risks - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/3/09

Researchers say still to soon to know if cell phone increases cancer risks

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - At first glance the headline sounds great, no increased risk of brain cancer from cell phone use.

You'll see the report in the Journal of The National Cancer Institute.  Researchers in Denmark studied nearly 60,000 cases of two common forms of brain cancer diagnosed between 1974 and 2003.

The good news is, they found no change in brain cancer rates from 1998 to 2003, which is when the use of cell phones spiked, but if you read the whole report you'll find the researchers admit that since it normally takes brain tumors more than five years to develop.  It may still be too soon to say for sure that there is no increased risk.

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