World Tumour Day World Tumour day is observed annually on 8th of June. This day was set aside to be observed globally by an association of brain tumour that is based in Germany. World Brian Tumour day helps in raising awareness to the public and educating them on brain cancer, a type of cancer that is not common and most people do not know about it. It is also a day that helps the people who are suffering challenges of Brain Tumor. There are approximately 101,000 Pakistanis, who die because of Brain Tumour annually. Research has shown that brain tumour is the most common type of cancer affecting children today.
Brain Tumour is a condition that occurs when the cells in the brain multiply in an abnormal way or in a way that cannot be controlled. The Tumour can be malignant meaning, it can be cancerous or it can be non-cancerous (Benign). The tumours are graded from 1 to 4 depending on their location, how fast the cells are multiplying and the spread to adjacent areas/organs.
Causes of Brain Tumour
The exact cause of Cancer is unknown, however, the factors that increase the risk of getting cancers include:
- Genetic Predisposition.
- Invasive where the cancer spreads to the brain from adjacent parts.
- Receiving radiation to the head in children
The symptoms of Brain Cancer will vary from one person to another depending with the exact location of the tumour in the brain. The common symptoms that may occur include:
- Persistent and severe headaches(migraines)
- Persistent nausea and vomiting
- Behavioural and mental alterations like changes in personality and memory problems
- Progressive weakness or paralysis of limbs located on one side of the body.
- Speech problems
- Vision Problems
Treatment of Brain Tumour
The main treatment of any type of cancer is surgery where the affected tissue is removed as much as possible. In most cases, it is not possible to remove the entire tissue that is affected and therefore, the treatment is followed by:
Precaution of Brain Tumour
There is no precaution that can be taken in prevention of brain tumour. It is advisable to go for regular screenings because early detection and treatment will help in prevention of complications. Purpose of World Brain Tumour Day The association of brain tumour created this day to be observed so that it would draw attention to the public and this includes the businessmen, politicians, medical and research institutions in the importance of funding the research that is done on brain tumour and the collaboration of interdisciplinary. The aim of doing this is to come up with ways of treatment that are effective and affordable.