October is Brain Tumor Awareness Month

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Please welcome my friend Shannon to SoberJulie.com, she has asked me to share some information about Brain Tumor awareness with my readers. This is an important topic and until now I had never known the signs and symptoms. Thank you Shannon for providing this guest post stocked with info.

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We all know what the pink ribbon is for.  I want to tell you about another ribbon.  One that is near and dear to my…. brain.  It is the grey ribbon.

October is Brain Tumour Awareness Month #BTAM2012 in Canada. You can find all sorts of information at the Brain Tumour Foundation Of Canadas website.

Did you know that 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour every day?  I was one of them on September 13, 2009.  You can read more about that day HERE.

Did you know that there is no know cause of a brain tumour?

Did you know that there are over 120 different types of brain tumours?

Did you know that Brain tumours in children are different from those in adults and are often treated differently. Although as many as 60% of children with brain tumours will survive, they are often left with long-term side effects.

Find out more brain tumour facts HERE.

Signs and symptoms of a brain tumour (please contact your family doctor if you have any of these symptoms).  Here is a list from the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada website:

Every day this month you can read a story of strength on Brain Tumour Foundation of Canadas website.

Spread the word this month.  Here is a list of social media messages you can share.

Thank you to all my blogger friends that shared the meassage with me!

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