A leading Melbourne doctor is blaming mobile phones for an escalation in brain cancer.
Dr John Tickell has fought his own cancer battle and claims radiation is the link.
He says it should be a wake up call for anyone who uses a mobile phone.
Dr Tickell was a on a flight from Sydney to Melbourne when he suffered a seizure. A subsequent brain scan revealed five tumours; one was the size of a golf ball.
“It’s maybe the scariest words you’ll ever hear, ‘you have brain cancer’,” Dr Tickell said.
Now in remission, Dr Tickell believes radiation is a significant contributing factor to the increasing rate in brain tumours.
“There’s a million more times radiation in the air today than there was fifty years ago – that is frightening,” he said.
Some 35 Australians are diagnosed with brain cancer every week.
Christian Althaus, of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association…
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