• Symptoms - Brain Tumor Clinic

    Brain tumor symptoms vary, depending on the tumor size, type and location. Symptoms may occur when a tumor damages a certain area of the brain or presses on a nerve. In addition, symptoms may be caused by tumor-related brain swelling or fluid buildup within the skull. The most common brain tumor symptoms include the following:

    • Headaches
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Seizures
    • Changes in speech, vision or hearing
    • Problems balancing or walking
    • Changes in mood, personality or the ability to concentrate
    • Problems with memory
    • Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs

    The above symptoms are not always indicative of a brain tumor, as they may be caused by other conditions. In fact, brain tumor symptoms often mimic the symptoms of other diseases, and vice versa. You should be evaluated by your physician if you are concerned about any of the symptoms listed above.

    The above information was adapted from the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Web site.


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