Tributes have been paid to a well-known Cardiff man who has died after a long fight against a brain tumour. Healthcare boss Ian had tirelessly raised money for a brain charity after being diagnosed with the brain tumour using an MRI machine he had installed himself.


Last year he was reported in the press as saying:

“The first thing I asked the doctors was what had caused it. But I knew right from the start that it was due to my excessive use of my mobile – I was on it all the time.”

“I tell people that I am convinced my cancer was caused by using my mobile up to six hours a day. Even my doctors won’t argue with me when I tell them how much time I was spending on it at work.”

Research carried out at the University of Bordeaux in France has discovered there is an increased risk of brain tumours in people who spend more than 15 hours a month on their mobiles. Ian had estimated that he had been talking for more than 100 hours a month on his Blackberry because of his high-pressure job, based in Caerphilly, saying “I was a successful rugby player, extremely fit and I never got ill, not even with a cold. But now I have this.”


Tributes following the death of Ian Phillips who believed his cancer was caused by his mobile phone

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