Severe headaches with changing patterns, nausea and/or vomiting with no reasonable cause, disturbances in the senses of vision (double vision or complete loss of vision), hearing (loss of hearing), changes in speech (slurring or incoherence in expression), the inability to swallow, solitary or multiple seizures, or paralysis due to muscle weakness, loss of balance or vertigo, numbness or tingling sensations in the face or limbs, blood clots, inability to concentrate on a chore, fatigue, loss of memory or confusion in perceptions, personality or behavioral changes, hormonal changes, are all just some of the brain tumor early symptoms. But being one of the largest and most complex organs in the body that controls a host of different functions, a ‘tumor in the brain’ is a generalized term.
The symptoms of brain tumor are based on numerous factors, some of which are as follows:
- The location of the tumor in the brain: Whether it is in the frontal lobe, temporal lobe, parietal lobe, occipital lobe or in the brain stem will decide which functions of an individual’s body the brain tumor will affect.
- Its size: Whether it is diagnosed at an early stage when it is just developing or whether it has grown considerably without any sign of its presence in an individual is something that determines what medical treatment is given to a tumor in the brain.
- The rate of growth: Whether a tumor in the brain is benign or is causing unimaginable pressure within the organ, that is, the extent of inflammation it causes, is another factor that determines the early symptoms brain tumors exhibit.
Having said that, you should know that brain tumors are a rare illness and not many people are affected by it. And, those who have tumors might have harmless ones that do not pose any problem to the normal, smooth functioning of the human body. So, if you experience any of the symptoms related to brain tumors, it is best to first meet up with your doctor and let him question you regarding the symptoms that are sighted, initiate physical examinations, and also run multiple diagnostic tests if required. Excellent symptom management and palliative care are now available, along with options like surgery, medication, and radiation treatments. So make an appointment with your doctor now, they may be the best person to address your concerns regarding the early signs and symptoms of brain tumors.