The Cancer Institute observed International Brain Tumour Awareness Week.
What’s it about? The Cancer Institute in Adyar announced it had completed more than 300 spine and brain tumour surgeries to mark International Brain Tumour Awareness Week. An event was organised with participants who underwent treatment for brain tumours to raise awareness.
- Early diagnosis can make a difference by looking out for symptoms like prolonged headaches, seizures, and weakness of arms. The institute stressed the need to reduce the fear associated with treatment.
More cases in Chennai: The Tamil Nadu cancer registry reported 1,200 new brain tumour cases annually, with Chennai having the most. The institute’s Department of Surgical Oncology has treated more than 2,000 patients.
Raising awareness: International Brain Tumour Awareness Week is observed by the International Brain Tumour Alliance between October 29 and November 5. The goal is to educate people on the myths about the disease and its treatments.