A Tumour, clinically termed as Neoplasm, is an abnormal mass of tissue that may be solid or fluid-filled. A brain tumour occurs when unnecessary growth of cells is triggered within any part of the Brain forming lumps or masses. The incidence of tumours in the CNS (Central Nervous System) in India ranges from 5 to 10 per 100,000 people, with an increasing trend of 2% malignancies. A malignant brain tumour is most common among children and adolescent population. The exact cause of brain tumour is unknown, although mostly observed reasons are genetic factors, exposure to harmful radiation, HIV infection, smoking and various environmental toxins.
Living with tumour presents many challenges to the affected individual in leading a normal life. While the physical impact of the tumour is certainly painful, the condition is aggravated by the stress and mental disturbances that the person goes through. As it is said, “You wouldn’t know how strong you are, unless being strong is the only option”; being mentally strong is the only thing that will help you survive and conquer the condition. Relax, Rest, Restore; these three ‘R’s are the best navigators through these challenging times, and help you strengthen your body, mind and spirit. It’s easier said than done; but, it can be achieved by focusing on your passion and do what you love. There is no better therapist than a cheerful soul. 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. Conquest of Brain Tumour is indeed a journey. So, mindfully guide yourself to make wise choices, and make self-care a powerful survival strategy. Regular exercise, healthy diet, spending time in nature, being around loved ones, focusing on your passion and being in touch with your doctor will dramatically enhance your well-being, and accelerate your curative journey.
Let your doctor focus on the state of your Brain; and you watch-out for the state of your Mind. Together you can defeat Brain Tumour…
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