Increased risk for acoustic neuroma in a new Swedish study

A new Swedish published in International Journal of Oncology shows an increased risk for acoustic neuroma associated with use of wireless phones; both mobile phones and cordless desktop phones (DECT). The article is freely available on the Internet.

During two study periods, 1997-2003 and 2007-2009, cases with acoustic neuroma were interviewed regarding their total use of mobile phones and DECT. Also other agents were assessed. As reference entity population based controls were used. The questionnaire was answered by 316 cases (patients) and 3,530 controls.

The risk for acoustic neuroma increased with cumulative use in hours of wireless phones and latency (time from first use until diagnosis). This is illustrated in the figures below. Tumour volume increased with cumulative use and latency adding further relevance to the findings. These results confirm an increased risk for acoustic neuroma among users of both mobile phones and cordless phones.

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One thought on “Increased risk for acoustic neuroma in a new Swedish study

  1. Why does IARC not review this study as they did with the follow up on the Danish Cohort after the classification to 2b….??? Why only the Cohort, is this study not new as well confirming the risk. They say the info in the Danish Cohort is “new evidence” confirming no association.

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