World Brain Tumor Day 2022 - History, Significance, Theme

By Abhishek Jain |Updated : June 8th, 2022

World Brain Tumour Day is observed every year on 8 June with the aim of raising worldwide awareness about brain Tumours. Brain cancer is the world's fourth most serious and common cancer, and the disease is expected to become the second most common cancer by 2030, there is a need to work together to find a cure for this disease, and World Brain Tumour Day is a step in that direction. 

As per statistics by the International Association of Cancer Registries (IARC), more than 28,000 cases of brain tumours are reported every year in India. Out of these, 24,000 succumb to this deadly disease. Hence, to create awareness of this disease, to spread awareness and educate people about it. Know some interesting facts, history, significance and theme below on World Tumour Day 2022.

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World Brain Tumour Day 2022, 8 June

On World Brain Tumour Day, we remember all those who have been affected by brain cancer. Every year, we help those affected in the fight against the disease by raising awareness and funds to help those affected by brain cancer.

World Brain Tumour Day 2022 Theme

This year the theme of World Brain Tumour day 2022 is "Together We Are Stronger."

World Brain Tumour Day 2022: History of World Brain Tumour Day

In the year 2000, World Brain Tumour Day was declared by Deutsche HirttenTumourhilfe as the International Day of Remembrance. It was first observed on 8 June 2000 by the German Brain Tumour Association (Deutsche HirnTumourhilfe e.V.) to support Tumour patients. Since then it is now observed annually on 8 June as a tribute to all brain Tumour patients and their families.

World Brain Tumour Day - What is Brain Tumour

A brain Tumour can be simply defined as a massive growth of abnormal cells in the brain. There are different types of brain Tumours, some of which are benign or non-cancerous, as well as some malignant or cancerous. In general, a brain Tumour can be either a primary brain Tumour, which starts in the human brain or a secondary brain Tumour, which starts in other parts of the body and spreads to the human brain.

Symptoms of Brain Tumour

Symptoms of a brain Tumour mainly depend on the size, type, location, and growth of the Tumour cells, which include-

  1. Symptoms can start very mildly and gradually get worse over time.
  2. People with brain Tumours often experience problems with memory and concentration, as well as problems with coordination, balance, and fine motor skills.
  3. Some people with brain Tumours may have mood changes, such as feeling sad or restless.
  4. Many people suffering from brain Tumours also have problems seeing and hearing.

Common signs and symptoms of brain Tumours include:

  • Fatigue
  • Tour
  • Confusion
  • Sleepiness
  • vision problems.
  • hearing problems.
  • nausea and vomiting.
  • Problems with memory.
  • unable to concentrate.
  • Gradual loss of sensation.
  • Muscle twitching or twitching.
  • Problems with balance or walking.
  • Speech changes and difficulties.
  • More frequent and severe headaches.
  • Numbness or tingling in hands and feet.
  • Changes in mood, behavior, and personality.
  • Difficulty in movement of arms, hands, legs, and feet.
  • Common problems related to breastfeeding or breastfeeding.

Treatments Available for Brain Tumours

The following treatments are currently available for brain Tumours-

  • Surgery
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Steroids
  • Anti-seizure medication
  • Ventricular peritoneal shunt

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World Brain Tumor Day FAQs

  • Every year 8th of June is celebrated as World Brain Tumor Day. This initiative was initially taken by German Brain Tumor Association and is now celebrated worldwide to raise awareness and educate people about brain tumors.

  • The theme of World Brain Tumor Day 2022 is "Together We Are Stronger."

  • Malignant brain tumour is very common in Germany as more than 8,000 people suffer from these diseases only in Germany.

  • The Government of India has launched the National Cancer Control Program with the objectives of prevention, screening, early detection, diagnosis and treatment including end-stage palliative care.

  •  Brain Cancer Awareness Day is observed on May 27 in Brain Cancer Awareness Month

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