Brain Cancer: Symptoms


Symptoms of a brain tumor are dependent on its type, size and location in the brain. Secondary symptoms can also be caused due to the tumor pushing on a nerve, swelling of the brain due to the blockage or buildup of fluid and damage to other parts of the brain.

The most common symptoms of a brain tumor are:

  • Headaches (usually stronger upon waking up)
  • Changes in vision, speech or hearing
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Inability to concentrate; memory loss
  • Problems walking or maintaining balance
  • Muscle spasms, seizures or convulsions
  • Numbness or tingling in limbs

The symptoms of a brain tumor can often be caused by another health problem. Consult your physician for diagnosis and treatment if you have one or more of these symptoms.