This month is dedicated to raising awareness of brain tumors.

A brain tumor occurs when abnormal cells form in the brain. There are two main types of tumors: cancerous (malignant) and noncancerous (benign).

Around 1.4 million patients worldwide are struggling with malignant brain tumors.

Below are the most common symptoms:

  • headaches
  • seizures (fits)
  • constant feeling of malaise (nausea), vomiting, and drowsiness
  • mental or behavioral changes such as memory problems or personality changes
  • progressive weakness or paralysis on one side of the body
  • vision or speech problems

Today new treatment technologies bring the hope of treating brain tumors more successfully.