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What are symptoms of astrocytoma?

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As the astrocytoma grows and presses against the brain, it can cause symptoms. They depend partly on where and how big your tumor is. Early symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Blurry vision
  • Seizures
  • Memory loss
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Changes in behavior

From: What Is Astrocytoma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Brain Tumor Association: "Astrocytoma" and "Brain Tumor Primer."

Cedars-Sinai: "Astrocytoma Brain Tumors."

National Cancer Institute: "Tumor Grades and Types" and "General Information About Adult Brain Tumors."

University of Pittsburgh Neurological Surgery: "Types of Brain Tumors."

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: “FDA approves expanded indication for medical device to treat a form of brain cancer,” Oct. 8, 2015.

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS): "Astrocytoma Tumors."

American Cancer Society: "Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults" and Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Children."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 17, 2018

SOURCES:

American Brain Tumor Association: "Astrocytoma" and "Brain Tumor Primer."

Cedars-Sinai: "Astrocytoma Brain Tumors."

National Cancer Institute: "Tumor Grades and Types" and "General Information About Adult Brain Tumors."

University of Pittsburgh Neurological Surgery: "Types of Brain Tumors."

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: “FDA approves expanded indication for medical device to treat a form of brain cancer,” Oct. 8, 2015.

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS): "Astrocytoma Tumors."

American Cancer Society: "Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults" and Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Children."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 17, 2018

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