Learn More About Awareness During Brain Tumor Action Week
Today, the North American Brain Tumor Coalition is meeting with Senators and Representatives in Washington D.C. to increase funding for brain tumor research as well as how to increase brain tumor awareness. Thousands of people in the USA are living with a brain tumor diagnosis and this organization and others work to spread awareness about this issue.
Why is brain tumor awareness so important?Â Here are some facts about brain tumors from the National Brain Tumor Society that you may not know (I know I didn’t):
- Currently there are over 600,000 people in the US living with a primary brain tumor (as published by the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States.).
- There are over 120 different types of brain tumors, making effective treatment very complicated.
- Symptoms of a brain tumor can include headaches (headaches that wake you up in the morning), seizures in a person who does not have a history of seizures, cognitive or personality changes, eye weakness, nausea or vomiting, speech disturbances, or memory loss. While these are the most common symptoms of a brain tumor, they can also indicate other medical problems.
To learn more brain tumor facts and how organizations are working to spread awareness, check out the North American Brain Tumor Coalition and the National Brain Tumor Society.
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“Hope Courage Faith” Grey Rubber Bracelet Wristband
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Available in 8″ Adult Size.
Price: $0.79 to $2.50 each
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