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What are symptoms of brain cancer?

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There are a lot of symptoms that could be brain cancer, but they can also be caused by many other illnesses. The most common are:

You could also have:

Often, these symptoms come on very gradually and may be missed. Sometimes, the person acts as if they're having a stroke.

  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Clumsiness
  • Difficulty walking
  • Seizures
  • Changes in concentration, memory, attention, or alertness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Vision problems
  • Trouble with speech
  • Gradual changes in intellectual capacity or emotional response

From: Brain Cancer Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

Author: Charles Davis, MD, PhD, Research Director, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. from eMedicineHealth Coauthor(s): Nitin Tandon, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Editors: Brian F Chinnock, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Jerry Balentine, DO, Professor of Emergency Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine; Medical Director, Saint Barnabas Hospital.  




Brain Cancer Symptoms

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 21, 2018

Author: Charles Davis, MD, PhD, Research Director, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. from eMedicineHealth Coauthor(s): Nitin Tandon, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Editors: Brian F Chinnock, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Jerry Balentine, DO, Professor of Emergency Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine; Medical Director, Saint Barnabas Hospital.  




Brain Cancer Symptoms

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 21, 2018

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