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13 Most Common Brain Tumor Symptoms

By    |   Wednesday, 08 Jun 2016 04:51 PM

Brain tumor symptoms could indicate a malignancy or benign cells. Malignant cells are cancerous and benign tumors do not contain cancer. The tumors can occur at any age, MedicineNet noted.

Risk factors include a family history of brain tumor or exposure to radiation, such as radiation therapy that focuses on the head. Treatment may involve surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

These 13 most common symptoms can alert you to the possibility of a brain tumor for early diagnosis and treatment.

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1. Headaches are often the first symptom, according to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The headaches may become more frequent over time or worsen when lying down or waking up.

2. Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs may occur. There could be difficulty with balance, coordination, or walking.

3. Memory difficulties are among the brain tumor symptoms.

4. Speech problems may include the inability to find the right words or understand language. There may be instances of talking incoherently.

5. Senses throughout the body could be disrupted. The ability to hear or smell could be diminished. Double or blurred vision may occur.

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6. Effects from a brain tumor could cause an inability to feel heat or cold, pressure, or a light touch.

7. Mood changes could affect mental function and personality. Anxiety or depression may result as an early brain tumor symptom. A person can become withdrawn or have noticeable behavioral changes.

8. Nausea and vomiting could be signs.

9. Pulse and breathing rates may change.

10. Seizures may include muscle twitches and spasms, an inability to control body functions, confusion, weakness, and loss of consciousness, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Cancer.Net website. A 30-second period of no breathing could be caused by a seizure with a person turning a shade of blue.

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11. Fatigue, sluggishness, muscle weakness or paralysis could be symptoms of a brain tumor.

12. There may be an inability to look upward because of a tumor in the pineal gland.

13. Difficulty swallowing and facial weakness may be brain tumor symptoms.

Seeing a doctor after experiencing any of these symptoms can determine if a brain tumor is present.

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Brain tumor symptoms could indicate a malignancy or benign cells. Malignant cells are cancerous and benign tumors do not contain cancer. The tumors can occur at any age, MedicineNet noted.
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