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World Brain Tumour Day: Uniting Against the Odds

World Brain Tumour Day

Brain tumours, whether benign or malignant, pose significant challenges to individuals and their families.

While the exact causes of brain tumours remain elusive, ongoing research has identified several factors that may contribute to their development, including genetic mutations, exposure to toxins, and previous radiation therapy.

On World Brain Tumour Day, we come together to raise awareness, share knowledge, and support those affected by this complex condition.

World Brain Tumour Day

Understanding Brain Tumours: Risks, Causes & Challenges

Brain tumours are abnormal growths that can develop in the brain or nearby tissues. They can be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). 

Statistics reveal that CNS cancers (brain and spinal) tumours account for approximately 5–10 out of every 100,000 in India.


Identifying the exact causes of brain tumours remains a complex challenge. However, ongoing research has shed light on several factors that may contribute to their development. 

These include genetic mutations, exposure to certain chemicals or toxins, previous radiation therapy to the head, and certain viral infections.

Risks Associated with Brain Tumours

While brain tumours can affect anyone, certain risk factors increase the likelihood of their development.

For example, men are more likely to succumb to brain tumours than women.

Age is another risk factor of brain cancer. The older you are, the higher your chances of getting it.


Depending on the tumour’s size, location, and aggressiveness, brain cancer can lead to a myriad of cognitive, physical, and emotional symptoms.

Common symptoms include headaches, seizures, motor or sensory impairment, cognitive difficulties, and emotional changes.

Preventing Brain Tumours

A brain tumour is a complex illness, and the causes are often inconclusive.

Notwithstanding, prevention is still the best bet you can have to reduce the risks of getting a brain tumour. 

Here are some proactive steps towards prevention that can make a significant difference in safeguarding our well-being.

World Brain Tumour Day

1. Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle

Incorporate regular exercise into your routine, maintain a balanced diet, including fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and limit consuming too many processed foods and sugary drinks. By prioritizing overall wellness, we can positively impact our brain health.

2. Avoid Harmful Substances

Limit your exposure to harmful toxins, such as pesticides and industrial chemicals, whenever possible.

Additionally, avoid or quit smoking and reduce alcohol consumption, as these habits have been linked to an increased risk of brain tumours.

3. Regular Health Check-Ups

Routine medical check-ups are crucial for early detection and timely intervention. At Ayu Health, we provide you with general health screenings, including thorough examinations and discussions about your family history.

Prompt identification of any potential concerns can lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment if needed.

Combating Brain Tumour: Support Systems and Resources

When facing the challenges posed by brain tumours, having access to support systems and resources is crucial.

These networks provide a lifeline of guidance, understanding, and compassion for individuals and families affected by this complex condition.

Patient Advocacy Organizations

Support Groups and Online Communities

Research and Information

Ayu Health: Empowering Individuals in the Battle Against Brain Tumours

Ayu Health understands the profound impact that a brain tumour diagnosis can have on individuals and their loved ones.

With our unwavering commitment to comprehensive care, Ayu Health offers a range of resources tailored to the unique needs of brain tumour patients and survivors:

  • Expert Guidance: Ayu Health connects patients with highly skilled healthcare professionals specializing in neurology, neurosurgery, and oncology.  Our team of key experts provide personalized care plans, guiding patients through every stage of their journey, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.
  • Supportive Community: Ayu Health recognises the importance of building a supportive community. Through online platforms, support groups, and educational events, individuals affected by brain tumours can connect with others who share similar experiences, fostering a sense of belonging, empathy, and strength.
  • Holistic Care Approach: Our seasoned brain experts at Ayu Health address not only the physical aspects of brain tumour treatment but also the emotional and psychological well-being of patients. With our thorough counselling services and uninhibited access to support networks, we help navigate the emotional challenges associated with a brain tumour diagnosis.

Also read: Treatment For Brain Tumours: How To Look For Symptoms

For more information on brain tumours or the like, please don’t hesitate to visit our website or contact us at +91 6366-100-800.

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About the Author

Dr goel
Dr. S. Goel
MBBS PGDCM FID MBAHHM at Ayu Health | Website | + posts

Dr. S. Goel  is a renowned Internal Medicine Specialist currently practicing at Ayu Health, Bangalore.  He is a Specialist in Internal Medicine, Diabetes HTN, Paediatric Care, and Family Medicine.

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