• Every 8th June is celebrated as World Brain Tumor day.
  • Initially initiative was taken by German Brain Tumor Association and is now celebrated worldwide.
  • It is celebrated to raise awareness and educate people about tumor.
  • Brain tumor is a moss or growth of abnormal cells in your brain
  • Incidence in India raise from 5 to 10 in 100000 population.
  • Manifestations: Headache, Altered Mental Status, Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Focal Seizures, Gait Disturbance, Speech Difficult, Visual Changes.
  • New onset of seizures in adults or headache with weakness or Numbness of limps – indicate more towards brain tumor.
  • Diagnosis by imaging modalities like
  • Outcome and survival depends on age, type of tumor and extent of surgical execution and molecular characteristics of brain tumor.

Risk Factors: Male Gender, family history, industrial or chemical exposure, exposure to infections, electromagnetic waves, IR, head injury or seizures.

Some Facts :

  • Can occur at any age
  • Symptions depend on their size, type and location.
  • Most common type among adults- astrocytoma, meningioma, oligodendroglioma
  • M/C type in children – medulloblastoma, grade 1,2 astrocytoma
  • Exact cause is not clear
  • Treatment options: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.