Every year World Tumor Day is observed on 8 June. World Brain Tumor Day was first marked by Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe, a Non-Profit, German Brain Tumor Association. Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe declared the World Brain Tumor Day in the year 2000 to spread the awareness about the brain tumor among the people and tribute to all brain tumor patients and their families.
What is a Brain tumor?
Unnecessary growth of cells that are either within or around the structure of the brain is known as a Brain tumor. This abnormal collection of cells in your brain or central nervous system can disrupt brain function. Brain tumors are mainly of two types:
- Malignant Tumors
- Benign Tumor
Malignant primary brain tumors are cancerous and Benign brain tumors are non-cancerous.
Symptoms of Brain Tumor
•Changes in personality and behavior
•Double vision and blurred vision
•Memory loss and confusion
•Nausea and vomiting
Causes of Brain tumor
Age- with increase age risk of a brain tumor increases.
Chemical exposure- Being exposed to certain chemicals, such as pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers that may find in a work environment can increase your risk for brain cancer.
Exposure to ionizing radiation- People who have been exposed to high-radiation cancer therapies or radiation from nuclear fallout are on the increased risk of brain tumors.
Frequent use of cellphones: the radiofrequency energy from cellphones is capable of causing brain tumors.
Family History- brain tumors may be genetically inherited. If your family member is diagnosed with a brain tumor than consult your doctor immediately.