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 May 2022
In May, for Brain Tumor Awareness Month (BTAM), let’s bring the brain tumor community together to raise awareness and educate people living with a brain tumor. Our voices together can improve care.
Primary central nervous system (CNS) tumors begin in the brain or spinal cord. About 25,000 people are diagnosed a year with a primary CNS cancer. All primary CNS cancers are rare, so often disease information, support, and expert care is hard to find.
You are encouraged to get involved by sharing information about brain tumors with others beginning in May and continue after BTAM. By raising awareness, our hope is to recognize the need for clinical studies to improve early diagnosis, standardize treatment, and improve the health of those living with this disease.
About Brain Tumors
Watch and share this NCI video: Brain and Other Central Nervous System Cancers | Did You Know?
- Learn about brain anatomy and functions and brain tumor symptoms.
- Learn ways to manage brain tumor symptoms.
- Learn how brain tumors are diagnosed and treated.
- Learn how brain tumors are graded and monitored.
- Learn about treatment options for adults with primary brain tumors.
- Learn about treatment options for children with primary brain tumors.
- Use our guiding questions to help at each stage of care.
- Get coping and support resources for each stage of the brain cancer journey.
- Learn positive strategies to manage your self-care.
- Download our symptom management app.
- Read answers from our doctors on frequently asked questions about brain tumors.
- Read stories from patients and caregivers.
- Watch our videos about brain and spine tumors.
- Get statistics related to people living with brain cancer in the United States.
In May and Every Day
To bring together the brain tumor community and help encourage those living with a brain tumor, our doctors, nurses, patient care coordinators, researchers, scientists, administrators and more are sharing on social media what inspires them to work in neuro-oncology. We encourage you to do the same. We are also filling our news feed with gray, and sharing positive projects, activities, and advice from our patients and their care partners. .
When you share your inspiration, please include the #BTAM hashtag! View our every day messages >