Web Desk: World Brain Tumor Day is being observed today (Saturday). This day was set aside to be celebrated globally by an association of brain tumor that is based in Germany.
World Brain Tumor Day is celebrated annually on the 8th of June.
World Brain Tumor Day helps in raising awareness to the public and educating them on a brain tumor, 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 from a brain tumor in facing their challenges. There are approximately 8,000 Germans who suffer from a brain tumor and 500 cases of patients suffering from a brain tumor are diagnosed daily.
Research has shown that the brain tumor is the most common type of cancer affecting children today.
The brain tumor is the most common type of cancer affecting children today after leukemia, said Dr. Azim Mehrvar, a pediatric oncologist at MAHAK, the largest non-governmental organization in Iran that supports children suffering from cancer.
“Surgery is one of the most effective methods to treat this type of cancer among children,” he said on the day of World Brain Tumor Day (June 8), IRNA reported.
Common symptoms include seizures, persistent and severe headaches (migraines), persistent nausea and vomiting, drowsiness, behavioral and mental alterations, progressive weakness or paralysis of limbs located on one side of the body, and speech and vision problems.
World Brain Tumor Day helps raise public awareness and education on brain tumors, which most people are ignorant about. It is also a day to help the affected people in facing their challenges through various programs.