World Brain Tumor Day today

World Brain Tumor Day today Islamabad: The World Brain Tumor Day is being observed today (8th June) over the world including Pakistan with the aim to get the awareness of the public for this quite unknown disease.

The day was intiated in 2000 by the German Brain Tumor Association, whose members come from 14 different nations and lobby together for the interests of brain tumor patients.

Among a lot of other projects, the World Brain Tumor Day is dedicated to persons, who lost their fight against the brain tumor as well as to patients, who are still fighting this battle.

Anybody can be faced with this diagnosis, but the cognition about the illness is rare because of the un-frequent incidence of brain tumors in comparison to other kinds of cancer, they are hardly noticed in the public.

The report, released by the World Health Organization and its affiliated International Agency for Research on Cancer, said a panel of international experts found “limited” evidence that radio-frequency energy from wireless phones could increase the risk for glioma and acoustic neuroma. The latter is a usually benign tumor on nerves near the inner ear.

Use of mobile phones has increased hugely since their introduction in the early- to mid-1980s. About 5 billion mobile phones are currently in use worldwide. Scientists have long debated the potential cancer risk linked to cellphone use, but this WHO statement marks the first time an independent group of scientists has taken anything other than a neutral stand.

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