Brain Tumour – Cope with your diagnosis

Tumour, also known as a neoplasm, is an abnormal mass of tissue which may be solid or fluid-filled. A brain tumour occurs when the unnecessary growth of cells produce within any part of brain. With an increasing trend of 2% malignancies the occurrence of central nervous system (CNS) tumours in India ranges from 5 to 10 per 100,000 populations. A malignant brain tumour is most common among children. The exact cause of brain cancers is unknown although most allied causes of brain cancer are genetic factors, radiation, HIV infection, smoking and various environmental toxins.

Living with tumour presents many new challenges, which may affect in leading a normal life. They undergo stress and will be mentally disturbed. But, for a better treatment one should stay strong. Relax rest and restore, following the three “R’s” can help you navigate through challenges and strengthen your body, mind and spirit. Most importantly, focus on passion and do what you love. There is no cure than happiness. Silence combined with stillness is powerful for healing with offering new perceptions. Try to keep yourself proactive and engaged in actions. Don’t feel low and be committed with confidence to activate and advance healing focus. Brain Tumour is indeed a journey. Guide yourself to make wise choices and make self-care strategies into comfort.

Exercising, spending time in nature and focusing on what you enjoy will enhance your well-being. “Killing tumour is not the only focus, also teaching strategies to control anxiety is imperative. Guide yourself to make wise choices and self-care strategies into comfort. Vital healthy foods improve personal strength and power.” Says Dr Praveen Ankathi (M.Ch) Consultant Neurosurgeon at Gleneagles Global Hospitals.

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