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Posted at: Jun 9, 2019, 7:05 AM; last updated: Jun 9, 2019, 7:05 AM (IST)

Early detection can help cure brain tumour: Docs

Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 8

Surgical neurology experts from Paras Hospitals, Panchkula, today addressed the media to create awareness on World Brain Tumour Day.

Dr Anil Dhingra, associate director, neuro & spine surgery; Dr Ajay Bisht, consultant, neuro surgery; and Dr Sonia Kapil, associate consultant, neuro anesthesia from Paras Super Specialty Hospital, Panchkula, were present on the occasion.

Dr. Dhingra said, “June 8 is celebrated as World Brain Tumour Day. The day was initiated by the German Brain Tumor Association in 2000 with an aim to spread awareness about the lethal disease. Several researches have been going on for the treatment of brain tumours.”

He said, “Brain tumours are devastating lesions that affect the nerve centre of the body. All our functions, from eating to speaking to walking, etc, and all our emotions, from love to hate, are controlled by brain, spinal cord and nerves that are intimately connected. Abnormal growth of tissues inside the skull leads to the formation of a tumour which causes local destruction and pressure on surrounding normal tissues.”

Unlike the widespread defeatist perception about brain tumour, many patients could be cured with current advances in technology and early detection, the doctors.

Dr Bisht said, “Brain tumours account for about 2 per cent of all cancers. Around 500 new brain tumour cases are diagnosed every day worldwide and most of them are not inheritable. Brain tumours can occur at any age. As of now, no definite cause has been found for their origin. Therefore, there are no such specific preventive measures that can be taken.”


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