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.