World Brain Tumour Day: What you need to know about Brain Tumour

Brain tumour comprises of a development or a mass of abnormal cells in the brain. There are various types of brain tumours, some of which are cancerous (malignant) in nature while others are non-cancerous (benign). Some tumours can originate in the brain which are known as primary brain tumours while some tumours start in other areas of the body and reach the brain which are known as metastatic or secondary brain tumours.

The timeline and the place at which the tumour grows is one of the primary factors which determines how it will affect the nervous system of the body. These factors along with the size, result in certain symptoms which are as follows:

  • Problems with hearing
  • Feeling of confusion while working on everyday tasks
  • Changes in behaviour and personality
  • Seizures (especially in someone who doesn’t have a history of seizures)
  • Struggle to keep balance
  • Complications in speech
  • Sudden vomiting and a nauseating feeling
  • Headaches (slowly increasing in frequency and severity)
  • No sensations and/or movement in the arms and legs

According to 2018 news reports, incidences of brain tumour are growing in numbers with new types of tumours affecting people from various age groups. It was further revealed that the majority of such cases did not show any exact causality, but some tumours were said to be a result of genetic problems such as neurofibromatosis and exposure towards ionizing radiation.

As per a 2018 report by Globocan, which is issued by the International Association of Cancer Registries (IARC) who are affiliated with the World Health Organization (WHO), 28,142 new cases of brain tumour are registered while a significant number of 24,003 people are dying every year.

Awareness coupled with early detection of the disease based upon its symptoms are the stepping stones towards decreasing the numbers above. This is the aim of World Brain Tumour Day. The inception of this day in the year 2000 when the German Brain Tumour Association (Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe e.V.), a non-profit organization, wanted to work towards increasing the knowledge and bring more attention of the people to a brain tumour.

Neurosurgery is a very delicate and complicated procedure. It not only requires highly qualified and skilled surgeons but also top-of-the-line equipment which can help them reach all the crevices and areas of the brain to remove the tumour. For instance, neurosurgeons in healthcare facilities in Japan like the University of Fukui Hospital, conduct a variety of procedures such as cerebrovascular, brain tumours, neuroendoscopic, and cerebral intravascular surgeries for which they are supplied with the most progressive equipment.

Similarly, in India, prominent neurosurgeons like Dr. AtulGoel, perform sophisticated surgeries on a daily basis which require state-of-the-art equipment like Micro alligator tumour forceps and/or Thin blade micro scissors which are manufactured by companies like Charmant (Japan) [1].

Medikabazaar is proud to be collaborating with prominent international manufacturers like Charmant to bring quality neurosurgery products to enable Indian neurosurgeons to perform surgeries more proficiently.

Charmant’s neurosurgery micro-scissors last for a long time due to their non-magnetic and anti-rust features. It is important for neurosurgeons to use equipment which is light-weight and easily movable, characteristics which are central to Charmant’s products.

By associating with companies like Charmant, Medikabazaar is actively assisting Indian medical establishments to counter and combat brain tumour.

For Charmant neurosurgery products and more, visit Medikabazaar

[1] Advances in Vestibular Schwannoma Microneurosurgery, Improving Results with New Technologies, Luciano Mastronardi, Takanori Fukushima, Alberto Campione (2019)

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