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Join Us! Brain Tumor Awareness Month Guide and Information

, by NCI-CONNECT Staff

Use our guide with resources and information to share with your community about brain tumors in May. By raising awareness, we can help those living with a brain tumor.

Updated April 2023

For Brain Tumor Awareness Month (BTAM) this May, let’s bring together the brain tumor community to raise awareness and educate people living with a brain tumor. Together, our voices can improve care.

Primary central nervous system (CNS) tumors begin in the brain or spinal cord. About 25,000 people are diagnosed each year with a primary CNS cancer. All primary CNS cancers are rare, so oftentimes disease information, support, and expert care are hard to find.

You are encouraged to get involved by sharing information about brain tumors with others beginning in May and continuing all year. We hope to raise awareness about the need for clinical studies to advance care and treatments, and improve the health of those living with this disease.

Brain Tumor Resources

Brain and Spine Cancers Did you Know?

Why We “Go Gray in May”

This May, to bring together the brain tumor community and help encourage those living with a brain tumor, our doctors, nurses, patient care coordinators, researchers, scientists, and administrators are sharing what inspires them to work in neuro-oncology. We are also filling our social media accounts with gray—the color of brain cancer—and sharing artwork, activities, and advice from our patients and their care partners. We encourage you to do the same! When you share your inspiration, please include the #BTAM hashtag.

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