Signs and symptoms

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The signs and symptoms of brain tumors are broad. People with brain tumors will experience them no matter if the tumor is benign (not cancerous) or cancerous.Primary and secondary brain tumors present with similar symptoms, with symptoms depend on the location, size, and rate of growth of the tumor.¬†For example, larger tumors in the frontal lobe can cause changes in the ability to think. However, a smaller tumor in an area such as Wernicke’s area (small area responsible for language comprehension) can result in a greater loss of function.

Intracranial pressure is usually the first sign of a brain tumor and it can cause persistent headaches.These headaches may not respond to headache remedies and they may be accompanied by vomiting.[11]

The brain is divided into 4 lobes and each lobe or area has its own function] A tumor in any of these lobes may affect the area’s performance. The location of the tumor is often linked to the symptoms experienced but each person may experience something different.

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