Brain Tumors

Brain TumorA brain tumor is an abnormal growth of cells within the brain or the central spinal canal and can be cancerous or benign. Brain tumors, even malignant ones, are not necessarily fatal. However, any brain tumor should be considered a serious health condition.

What are symptoms of brain cancer?

Brain tumors often create increased pressure in the skull, known as intracranial hypertension. This can lead to, among other conditions, headaches, vomiting, vision problems and altered states of consciousness.

Depending on the tumor’s location and damage it may cause to surrounding brain tissue, it can cause a range of cognitive and behavioral symptoms like impaired judgment, memory loss, lack of recognition and spatial orientation disorders.

Patients also can exhibit:

  • An impaired sense of touch, hearing, vision or smell.
  • Personality or emotional changes.
  • Weakness on one side of the body or facial paralysis.
  • Speech and language impairment.
  • Abnormal fatigue.
  • Tremors or epileptic seizures.