- 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.