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World-Brain-Tumour Day

What is Brain Tumour?

A brain tumour occurs when cells grow at an abnormal rate to form a mass of abnormal cells within the brain. There are two main types of tumours: cancerous (malignant) tumours and benign (non-cancerous) tumours.

A brain tumour can be a life-threatening disease but completely treatable. Some of the common treatments of brain tumour include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, anti-seizure medication, steroid treatment, etc.

World Brain Tumour Day History

World Brain Tumour Day was first observed by Leipzig-based non-profit organisation Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe e.V or German Brain Tumour Association in the year 2000. The day was announced as an international event to pay tribute to brain tumour patient across the world and their loved ones.

World Brain Tumour Day Significance

The goal of the German Brain Tumour Association is to find a cure for tumours of the brain. The association supports science and research especially in the field of neuro-oncology and facilitates the international transfer of knowledge. They announced 8 June as World Brian Tumour Day in 2000 as an international commemoration day to spread awareness about the brain tumour among the general public.


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