The signs and symptoms of brain tumor differ widely and depend on the size, location, and growth rate of the brain tumor cancer. Some of the brain tumors invade brain tissue and cause direct damage while some tumors cause pressure in the surrounding brain.
What are the symptoms of brain tumor?
Common brain tumor symptoms include:
- Headaches that usually worsen in the morning
- Nausea & Vomiting
- New onset or change in pattern of headaches
- Lack of balance & coordination
- Difficulty walking
- Difficulty thinking
- Memory lapses
- Vision problems
- Speech problems
- Personality changes
- Abnormal eye movements
- Muscle jerking & twitching
- Unexplained passing out, or syncope
- Hearing problems
- Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
The following symptoms can occur with pituitary tumors:
- Low blood pressure
- Nipple discharge, or galactorrhea
- Increased amounts of body hair, or hirsutism
- Development of breast tissue in men, or gynecomastia
- Lack of menstruation in women
- Enlargement of the hands and feet
- Sensitivity to heat or cold
- Changes in vision, such as blurry vision or tunnel vision
When to see a doctor?
Many of the brain cancer symptoms can also be caused by other yet less severe medical conditions. If you encounter these symptoms there is no reason to worry, but seeing your doctor is a good idea to get your symptoms checked.