A mass or growth of abnormal cells in the brain can be either cancerous or non-cancerous. This is not a contagious disease, and with early diagnosis and treatment, brain tumors can be easily taken care of. A large majority of brain tumors can be treated successfully, and most patients resume their normal life. So let’s see more about World Brain Tumor Day, history, and many more in the upcoming article.

History of World Brain Tumor Day

World Brain Tumor Day was initiated on June 8, 2000, by the Germany-based Brain Tumor Association. This day aims to raise awareness among people worldwide regarding Brain Tumors and how to overcome them. More than 500 new cases of brain tumors are diagnosed worldwide every day, so it is important to raise public awareness and educate people about brain tumors.

How to Celebrate the Day

The day is celebrated by various events, rallies, awareness programs, and medical camps organized by various organizations all around the world. On this day, you can donate an amount to the survivor who is affected by a brain tumor and fight against it by making a donation to the National Brain Tumor Society for their treatment and betterment in life. You can also celebrate the day by posting your thoughts on social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., with the hashtag #WorldBrainTumorDay.

Symptoms of Brain Tumor

  • Severe headache that keeps repeating and is not relieved by common medicines (Not all headaches are due to tumors).
  • Vomiting or Vomiting sensation.
  • Altered sensorium or loss of consciousness.
  • Unexplained confusion in everything reduces your decision-making skill.
  • Seizures or fits in an adult.
  • Blurriness in vision.
  • Impaired hearing or unusual sounds in the ear.
  • Hormonal imbalance.
  • Sexual dysfunction.
  • Drastic behavioral changes.
  • Difficulty in balancing.

Note: Symptoms vary depending on the part of the brain involved.

Other Celebrations on June 8

Facts about Brain Tumor

  • The symptoms of a brain tumor depend on its size, type, and location.
  • A brain tumor can occur at any age.
  • The most common type of primary brain tumor that affects adults are astrocytoma, meningioma, and oligodendroglioma.
  • The most common types of primary brain tumors that affect children are medulloblastoma, grade I or II astrocytoma (or glioma), ependymoma, and brain stem glioma.
  • A family history of Brain Tumors can also be the reason for Brain Tumors; if you have any, make sure to check immediately, even with slight symptoms or doubt.
  • A high dose of X-rays can be one of the risk factors for brain tumors.
  • Brain tumors can be treated with surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of treatments.

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