World Brain Tumor Day

What is Brain Tumor Day?

World Brain Tumor Day is an annual observance held on June 8th to raise awareness about brain tumors, their impact on individuals and families, and the need for research and support. On this day, people around the world come together to share stories, educate others, and show support for those affected by brain tumors.

What is Brain Tumor?

A brain tumor is an abnormal growth or mass of cells in the brain. There are two main types of brain tumors: primary and secondary.

  1. Primary brain tumors: These tumors originate in the brain and can be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Some common types of primary brain tumors include gliomas, meningiomas, pituitary adenomas, and medulloblastomas.
  2. Secondary brain tumors: Also known as metastatic brain tumors, these tumors are the result of cancer cells that have spread from another part of the body, such as the lungs, breast, or colon, to the brain.

Warning Symptoms of Brain Tumor

Symptoms range relying on the region of the brain tumor, however, the following can also additionally accompany different sorts of brain tumors. Initial symptoms vary, relying on the region of the tumor.

  • Headaches (Severe in the morning / Awaken the patient at night)
  • Seizure
  • Speaking, Thinking Difficulty
  • Changes in behavior
  • Paralysis (Paralysis in one part or one side of the body)
  • Loss of balance or dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of hearing
  • Facial numbness
  • Vomiting, swallowing difficulties
  • Confused Mindset
  • Lack of interest
  • Loss of smell

How can we prevent the brain tumor?

There’s no way to prevent brain tumor, but we can reduce the risk by avoiding:

  • Exposure to pesticides and insecticides
  • Exposure to carcinogenic chemicals
  • Smoking
  • Unnecessary exposure to radiation