International Brain Tumour Awareness Week

BTINext week (Sunday 27th October – Saturday 2nd November 2013) is International Brain Tumour Awareness Week, a subject that is unfortunately never far from our minds here. Brain Tumours are fortunately rare, but according to BTI there are approximately 500 new diagnoses of primary brain tumour every year. (I assume that is in Ireland).

BTI have a fundraising 10K run and 5K walk arranged for Sunday 3rd November in Phoenix park.

More details of the event can be found on the BTI website.

We received another notification about this from the Association of Optometrists, who included these links about a couple of cases where brain tumours happened to be initially detected/suspected during an eye examination.

Woman diagnosed with a brain tumour following a routine eye test (Daily Mail Online).

Girl aged 10 diagnosed with brain tumour (Daily Mail Online).

We had one similar to this about 2 years ago in Bailieborough, but fortunately, although the young girl did require urgent brain surgery, she was found not to have a tumour.

We will not be running, but will be walking, hope to see you there!

Local eyecare for all the family

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