World Brain Tumour Day 2021 – June 8

The World Brain Tumour Day is annually observed across the globe on 8th June since 2000 to create awareness among the general public about brain tumors. The day also aims to pay respect to patients with brain tumors and their families.

The Grey Ribbon is used to promote brain cancer awareness.

Background:

The World Brain Tumor Day was first observed in 2000 by the Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe (German Brain Tumour Association), a non-profit organisation with a focus to raise public awareness and educate people about the brain tumours.

Brain Tumor:

i.Brain tumor is the unnecessary growth of cells within any part of the brain.

ii.The tumors are mainly classified into 2 types, malignant (cancerous) and benign (non-cancerous) tumours.

iii.The malignant tumors are further divided into primary those originating from the brain or spine and secondary which have spread from cancer elsewhere in the body to the brain.

Treatment of Brain Tumor:

  • Surgery
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Steroids
  • Anti-seizure medication
  • Ventricular peritoneal shunt




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