There are multiple factors on which the signs and symptoms of a brain tumor depend like the size of the tumor, its location, type, extent etc. It is very important to give due attention to these signs and symptoms in order to ensure early treatment and improve the chances of success of the treatment.
The cluster of abnormal cells formed in the brain of the person is called brain tumor. There is two kind of brain tumors one is cancerous (Malignant) and other is non- cancerous (Benign). When the benign or malignant cancer grows inside your brain it may put a lot of pressure on your skull and force it to increase in size. This pressure can result in brain damage and is often life-threatening. Further, the brain tumors can be classified as primary and secondary tumors. Primary tumors are the one who develops in the brain an stays there only. Most of them are benign and does not require any treatment. However, secondary tumors are one that formulates when the cancerous cells spread from your brain to the lungs or your breasts. Usually, secondary cancer is considered to have more significant adverse impacts than the primary brain tumor.
The signs and symptoms of brain tumor largely depend on the factors like tumor type, size, location and extent, as well as age, health history etc. In the initial stage of the tumor the symptoms may be subtle but as the tumor grows in the brain of the person these symptoms may become severe. The main factor that affects the symptoms is the location of the tumor in the brain and the system of the body that it affects. For instance- a tumor developed in the area controlling motor nerve functions may result in the symptoms like numbness, weakness, and difficulty in speech. Below we have listed out certain common indicators that can be experienced by the person suffering from a brain tumor-
These are some symptoms which are usually associated with brain tumors. However, the presence of symptoms does not necessarily mean that you are suffering from brain tumor. Thus, it is highly recommended that if you are experiencing any of these signs before assuming anything go straight to the doctor.