World Brain Tumor Day Quick Facts
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World Brain Tumor Day Brief
Every year 'World Brain Tumor Day' i.e. 'World Brain Tumor Day' is celebrated in different countries of the world on 8th June.
World Brain Tumor Day History
Celebration of this day started from 2000 AD by the German Brain Tumor Association to focus on the problems of brain tumor patients and to solve their problems. In this Organization, representatives of a Total of 15 countries decided to organize this day together. It is a non-profit organization to spread education and public awareness about brain Tumours.
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What is a Brain Tumor?
Brain cancer ie brain tumor is a very dangerous disease. When there is unnecessary growth of cells in the body, but then the body does not need these unnecessary growth cells. This stage itself is known as cancer. The growth of abnormal cells that arise in any part of the brain appears as a "Brain Tumour".
There are mainly two types of tumors, such as malignant tumors and benign tumors. Surgery is the main treatment. By the way, the frequency of this cancer can be seen more after 60 years. But some of its cases are also seen at the age of 3 to 12 or 15 years.
Symptoms of Brain Tumor:
The symptoms of a brain tumor arise on the basis of changes in the part of the brain. Some common symptoms may include headache, seizures, vision problems, vomiting and mental changes. The patient may feel headaches and vomiting in the morning. Very specific problems such as trouble walking, speaking, and senses may occur.
Brain Tumor treatment:
The Doctor may recommend treatment depending on the type, grade, and location of the tumor and the general health of the patient.
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Important facts about Brain Tumor:
- Brain tumor can occur at any age.
- The exact cause of brain tumor is not clear.
- The symptoms of brain tumors depend on their size, type and location.
- The most common types of primary brain tumors among adults are astrocytoma, meningioma, and oligodendroglioma.
- The most common types of brain tumors found in children are medulloblastoma, grade one or grade two astrocytoma, (or glioma) ependymoma and brain stem glioma.
- The risk factors for being diagnosed with a brain tumor can be family history and a high number of X-rays.
- The diagnosis of brain tumor is done by the doctor on the basis of medical history, physical examination and various important tests of brain and nervous system.
- Alternative treatments for brain tumors include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy or a combination of treatments.