A brain tumor is a term being used to describe a mass of abnormal cells that have developed in the brain. As any tumor, brain tumors can be divided into malignant and benign tumors. Brain tumors can also be classified into primary tumors which are usually benign and originate from the brain itself, and secondary tumors which are malignant and originate and spread from other body organs.
Depending on the type of the cells, brain tumors can be gliomas, lymphomas, meningiomas, schwannomas, etc. Most brain tumors are inherited. Which symptoms will develop depends on the part of the brain which is affected by the brain tumor itself, however, it has been commonly noticed that there are some main symptoms of brain tumors. Also, not all brain tumors cause symptoms - some of them start to show symptoms after they have entered a late stage.
Brain Tumor Symptom #1: Headaches
We all have had our own experience with headaches, unfortunately. Caused by too much stress at work or maybe even allergies, headaches are unavoidable. However, you have to learn to tell the difference between a headache caused by stress or allergies and a headache that might be caused by a brain tumor.
A headache caused by a brain tumor usually lasts longer, occurs more frequently than the usual headaches and it can be a lot more painful. So, if you notice that your headache lasts a bit longer than usual and occurs more often than expected even when you are not under any stress, or it is not allergy season, then you might want to consult your doctor.