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Brain Cancer

Symptoms

The symptoms of brain cancer depend on tumor size, type, and location. Brain cancer symptoms may be caused when a tumor presses on a nerve or damages a certain area of the brain. They also may be caused when the brain swells or fluid builds up within the skull.

These are the most common symptoms of brain tumors:

  • Headaches (usually worse in the morning)

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Changes in speech, vision, or hearing

  • Problems balancing or walking

  • Changes in mood, personality, or ability to concentrate

  • Problems with memory

  • Muscle jerking or twitching (seizures or convulsions)

  • Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs

These symptoms are not sure signs of a brain cancer. Other conditions also could cause these problems. Anyone with these possible symptoms of brain cnacer should see a doctor as soon as possible. Only a doctor can diagnose and treat the problem.

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