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World Brain Tumour Day

World Brain Tumour Day:

World Brain Tumour Day is being observed on June 08, 2022

  • It is observed to raise awareness and educate people about brain tumours.
  • The day also pays tribute to those affected by brain tumours.
  • The German Brain Tumor Association started this international commemoration day in the year 2000 as a tribute to all brain tumour patients and their families.
  • A brain tumour occurs when cells grow at an abnormal rate to form a mass of abnormal cells within the brain.
  • There are two main types of tumours-cancerous tumours and non-cancerous tumours.
  • Some common symptoms of brain tumor are headaches, seizures, problem with vision, vomiting, and mental changes. Patient may feel headache and vomiting in the morning.
  • More specific problems may include difficulty in walking, speaking and sensation.
  • Brain tumour can be a life-threatening disease but completely treatable.
  • Some of the common treatments of brain tumour include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, anti-seizure medication, steroid treatment, etc.
  • On a global scale, 330,000 children and adults worldwide are diagnosed with cancer of the central nervous system in one year.