BRAIN TUMOR SYMPTOMS?
The brain tumor symptoms depends on the location and size of the tumor. Common complaints are due to increased intracranial pressure. Brain tumor symptoms are most often manifested with complaints such as headache, nausea, vomiting especially gushing, seizures, double vision, and change in consciousness. If the tumor was located in the region that controls the arm-leg movements, weakness and numbness would be seen in the arms or legs. The complaints such as speech disorder or lack of meaning in speech are seen in the patient with tumors located in the brain's center of speech. Tumors located in the anterior part of the brain can lead to personality changes and tumors can also cause visual disorders if compression of nerves stimulating the eyes occurs. Hearing loss and tinnitus are seen in tumors that develop around auditory nerve. Tumors in the cerebellum lead to loss of balance, and tumors causing blockage in fluid circulating spaces in the brain can cause headache, nausea and vomiting again. Tumors in the brain that develop from the hormone-releasing region we call pituitary can change hormones levels in the body. In other words, brain tumor symptoms are very variable according to the size and location of the brain tumors. Because benign brain tumors grow slowly, they can be asymptomatic for years until they reach critical size. Conversely, because malignant tumors grow rapidly, we may come face to face with sudden complaints.