Are brain cancer rates rising due to cell phone use?

Within the last few years, many industry big-wigs have reportedly died of brain cancer. Is this cancer rate on the rise? And is brain cancer thought to be related to cell phone use?

They have? More than expected for a bunch of old guys who travel a lot? Cite?

Yes, but this is due to the aging population. Age-adjusted, it is falling, slightly. .

No (same cite site as above).

Welcome to the Straight Dope Message Boards, dianneja, we’re glad to have you with us.

I think your comment is in response to Cecil’s column about whether cancer rates are rising? When you start a thread, it’s helpful to others if you provide a link to the column upon which you are commenting. That keeps us on the same page (prevents unnecessary duplication of information) and saves searching time. Yes, at the time you posted, that column was on the front page, but it will soon slip into the Archives. So, saving searching time is a help for later.

No biggie, I’lve provided the link for you, and you’ll know for next time. And, as I say, welcome.