Lymphoma of the Brain Underlying Cause
The cause of cerebral lymphoma is unknown, but genetics may play a role.
Genes control the functions inside a cell. Special genes control how cells divide and grow. Cancer occurs when the damaged genes stimulate the cell to multiply out of control. The exact cause for this damage is unknown.
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