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Brain Tumour Awareness

To educate & provide access to credible information - our first key pillar and a part of our mission

After a diagnosis the first question one asks is

"What next?"

The first pillar of the foundation is 'Awareness'. This includes raising awareness about brain tumours in Pakistan and it also includes providing accurate, credible, and relevant information to all those impacted. 

The aim is to provide global, as well as Pakistan-specific, data to help patients and caregivers make informed choices and decisions in their journey as they fight a Brain Tumour. 

 

1. FACING A DIAGNOSIS

You or someone you care about or know has been diagnosed with a Brain Tumour? What next?

Reach out for support and information today.

 

2. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

Diagnosis could be triggered by growing symptoms or a sudden incident and everyone diagnosed with a brain tumour will likely have a unique set of symptoms that leads to their diagnosis. 
However, It is always helpful to understand the most common signs and symptoms of a brain tumour.

 

3. BRAIN TUMOUR TYPES

There are over 130 different types of Brain Tumours (as classified by the WHO) and they vary depending on where they are located and whether they are primary or secondary.

Listen to Dr Adnan Jabbar (Head Oncologist at the Aga Khan University Hospital) explain in detail.

 

4. TREATMENTS

Treatment options and recommendations depend on a number of factors such as the type of tumour, its locations, and the patients condition. 

Therefore, recommending treatment can be complicated. 

Listen to Dr Adnan Jabbar (Head Oncologist at the Aga Khan University Hospital) explain in detail.

 

5. NAVIGATING THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Knowing how to manage the different facets of the healthcare system can be overwhelming. In this section we will help guide you through some important topics such as questions to ask your doctor, and dealing with organisations that provide financial support.

 

6. LIVING WITH A BRAIN TUMOUR

  • Coping with day-to-day life

  • Managing your job

  • Knowing what to expect

 

7. COPING WITH CHANGES

Many patients experience changes in their personality and well-being after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. Here we share specific coping strategies that can help.

 

8. CHILDREN WITH A BRAIN TUMOUR

If you child has been diagnosed with a brain tumour, it might be difficult for you to understand what they are experiencing.