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heredity and brain tumor

At the age of 6 I had an astrocytoma of the lower cerebellum surgically removed.  I am in my 30s now and have children.  I am wondering if they too are at risk of having a brain tumor or anything else, due to that part of my history.  I did not need to have chemo or radiation therapies and have never had any recurrences.
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The exact cause of astrocytomas is still unknown. Some possible causes may include certain occupations, environmental factors, heredity, and viruses. However, there are no known environmental or behavioral risk factors (such as air pollution or smoking). There may be a genetic abnormality but again there is no evidence that astrocytomas are hereditary in families.

http://www.usc.edu/schools/medicine/departments/neurological_surgery/clinical/brain/astr.html

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