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World Brain Tumour Day 2021: All you need to know

Jun 08, 2021 09:27 IST | By Editorji News Desk

World Brain Tumour Day is celebrated on June 8 every year to raise awareness and educate people about the condition, along with helping people currently battling with a brain tumour.  It was designated by Leipzig-based non-profit organisation German Brain Tumour Association in the year 2000.

A brain tumour, like any other tumour, occurs when cells grow at an abnormal rate to form a mass of abnormal cells. These grow over a varying period of time depending upon whether they are benign or malignant (cancerous) in nature. They are graded from 1 to 4 stages, which depends on their location, how rapidly cells multiply and spread to adjacent organs.

Symptoms of brain tumour vary depending on the type of tumour and its location. The most common signs and symptoms are recurrent headaches often with vomiting at a later stage of the disease, seizures, problems with vision; hearing; smell and taste, paralysis of body parts, memory loss and behavioural changes.

As per the statistics, the prevalence of central nervous system (CNS) tumours in India is 5-10% per 100,000 of the population and the rate seems to be increasing gradually, so it is important to make people aware of the deadly disease. 

World Brain Tumour Day 2021: All you need to know

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