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World Brain Tumor Day: Enhancing Brain Health Awareness Treatments

World Brain Tumor Day, observed on June 8th, raises awareness about brain tumors, their impact, and the importance of brain health and prevention. The 2024 theme, “Brain Health and Prevention,” emphasizes proactive measures to reduce risks and enhance overall brain well-being.

Brain Health and Prevention

Maintaining brain health is crucial for reducing the risk of brain tumors. Key preventive measures include a balanced diet rich in antioxidants, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, and avoiding exposure to harmful chemicals and radiation. Mental exercises like puzzles and learning new skills also contribute to brain health.


Brain tumors can present a variety of symptoms depending on their size and location. Common symptoms include persistent headaches, seizures, nausea and vomiting, vision or speech difficulties, balance problems, and cognitive changes such as memory loss or confusion. Early detection of the Brain tumors can lead to effective timely medical intervention.


Diagnosing a brain tumor involves several steps. Initially, a thorough neurological examination is conducted, followed by imaging tests such as CT and MRI scans helps to locate and determine the size and nature of the tumor. If a tumor is detected, removal of the tumor has to be done at the earliest.


Treatment for brain tumors depends on their type, size, location, and the patient’s overall health. Options include surgery to remove the tumor, radiation therapy to destroy cancer cells, and chemotherapy to target and kill tumor cells. In some cases, targeted therapy and immunotherapy may be used to enhance the body’s natural defences against cancer. Post-treatment rehabilitation, including physical therapy and cognitive rehabilitation, plays a vital role in recovery.

Family History

A family history of brain tumors can sometimes indicate a genetic predisposition, especially if multiple family members are affected or if brain tumors occur alongside other types of cancer.

Summary: World Brain Tumor Day on June 8th themed “Brain Health and Prevention” emphasizes to keep your brain healthy. This International day serves as a powerful platform to educate the public, advocate for improved patient care and celebrate the resilience of those living with this challenging condition.

Dr. Suresh K.L.
Senior Consultant Neuro Surgeon
SUT Hospital, Pattom