Health Days 2024

World Brain Cancer Day

June 8th is celebrated annually as World Cancer Day for the brain or related organs, such as the spinal cord and brain nerves.

  • Brain and spinal cord tumors can affect all ages, but are more common in older people.
  • Increased chances of developing brain cancer include:
  • Some brain tumors mainly affect adults, and some appear mostly in children.
  • Some genetic conditions increase the risk of developing a brain tumor, including tuberous sclerosis, neurofibromatosis type 1, neurofibromatosis type 2, and Turner syndrome.
  • People who have been exposed to a strong type of radiation are more likely to develop brain tumors.
Official Date:
Globally: June 8th, 2024 
Locally: Dhul-Hijja 2nd, 1445H
 (Mayo Clinic) Brain tumor - Symptoms and causes)​

Last Update : 26 February 2024 12:33 PM
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