Symptoms of Brain Cancer

The symptoms of brain cancer may vary from person to person depend on the brain tumor’s size and which part of the brain is affected.

In most cases, the symptoms may be caused by pressure on the brain as tumor grows within the limited space in the skull. They also may caused by swelling and a buildup of fluid around the tumor, a condition called edema. This means that brain tumors can cause a very wide range of symptoms. Some common symptoms of brain cancer or brain tumors include:

  • Severe headaches (usually worse in the morning or when lying down)
  • Balance problems and difficulty walking
  • Problems with hearing, speech or vision
  • Changes in mood, personality or behavior
  • Difficulties with thinking or memory
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Muscle twitching or seizures (convulsions)
  • Weakness
  • Nausea and vomiting particularly in the morning
  • Numbness or tingling in arms or legs

Most of these symptoms are not due to brain tumor. Other disease and conditions could also cause these problems. If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor as soon as possible. Only a doctor can diagnose and treat the problem.

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