10 Brain Tumor Symptoms

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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.

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 is usually constant and dull. They tend to be worse in the morning after laying down and improves with being upright as the day goes on. Some brain tumors, especially in the early stages, may not cause any headaches at all. Consult your doctor for more information.

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