Our September Cancer Decoded comic is out!
This month, we take a look at infant brain tumours, the most common type of cancer in infants, after leukemia, owing to difficulties in detection. Linked to family history, a common first sign of brain tumours is a physiological characteristic known as macrocephaly, an enlargement of head circumference due to fluid accumulation and tumour expansion, which can cause problems in childbirth. Tumour symptoms vary depending on the location of the tumour and can include weakness on one side of the body, loss of appetite, seizures, and in more severe cases, abnormalities resulting from increased intracranial pressure. What are the other attributes and causes behind this condition? Read the episode to find out: