7 BRAIN CANCER SYMPTOMS ONE SHOULD NOT IGNORE

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Brain cancer is usually a tumor which comes in all sizes and shapes, so do their symptoms. According to Schwartz, MD, a neurosurgeon “The key to tumor symptoms really depends on its location”.

As for example: if you had a tumor in the part of your brain and that controls all the activities of your arms, your eyesight, then the symptoms will include limb weakness, blurry vision or image. If a tumor exists in your brain it can eventually control and interpret information from every part of your body. There is a list of several brain cancer symptoms which should be taken into consideration.

Following are the seven brain cancer symptoms which you should never ignore:

1-SEIZURES

While not considering the type of a tumor, seizures are often considered as one of the first signs which initiate the trouble. Schwartz says “Irritation from a tumor makes the [brain’s] neurons fire uncontrollably, and you get abnormal movements,” Just like tumors seizures are of many types and forms. It could be associated with whole-body convulsions or jerking or flexing confined to one limb or one part of your face.

2-CLUMSINESS

If you find yourself fumbling with keys, missing steps, or struggling with your balance, that sort of clumsiness in your arms, legs, or hands could be a sign of trouble, Schwartz says. Problems speaking, swallowing, or controlling your facial expressions are some of the ways clumsiness could show up in or around your head, he adds.

3-NUMBNESS

Numbness like clumsiness which is one of the brain cancer symptoms, losing feeling in a part of your body or face is something to keep an eye on, Schwartz says. Particularly if a tumor forms on the brain stem the place where your brain connects with your spinal cord you may experience loss of feeling or clumsy movements.

4-CHANGES IN MEMORY OR THINKING

While it’s true that tumors can cause big shifts in a person’s behavior or personality, the types of radical transformations you sometimes hear about or see in movies are uncommon, Schwartz says. People with tumors are more likely to have issues remembering things, to feel confused, or to suffer less-dramatic thinking problems, he says.

5-NAUSEA

Nausea is also one of the symptoms of brain cancer. Feeling queasy or sick to your stomach, especially if those symptoms are persistent and unexplained, could be a sign of a tumor, Schwartz says.

6-VISION CHANGES

Because of the cells in the brain related to a tumor can initiate Blurry vision, double vision, and loss of vision, all these things are associated with a tumor, Schwartz says. You may also see floating spots or shapes or what’s known as an “aura.”

7-NOT USUALLY HEADACHES

Breathe easy. Despite what most of us would assume, headaches are often not an early indicator of a brain tumor. According to Schwartz “They could come on with a very large tumor, but they’re not usually one of the first symptoms to emerge it could be many”.

 

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