Only those who have received the diagnosis of cancer would understand how does it feel. However, most of us have felt a little bump, a mole in the skin, or something alarming us temporarily until the doctor says everything’s alright. However, how could you make sure you’re not growing something in your brain? Are there any alert signs or symptoms you could take into consideration? In this article, you will get a list of common signs of brain tumors, one you can use as a personal check-up, but does not replace an actual examination by a professional, especially because some brain tumors are asymptomatic for a very long time, becoming silent unless some special studies are performed.
But as you plan your next check-up with your physician, you might find useful this set of signs and symptoms. If you have experienced one or two, don’t be alarmed just yet. Go to your physician to clear out your doubts and start your tests and treatment if necessary.
These are probably the number one symptom of brain tumors, but it does not mean that recurrent headaches are a sign that you have a tumor. This symptom should be paired up with other symptoms to know whether or not it is appropriate to run additional tests. You should not worry if you have a mild, occasional, and self-limited headache with an identifiable cause. Headaches in brain tumors are often worse as you wake up in the morning, you won’t find relief from painkillers and common medication, and they are usually aggravated by coughing, shouting or making a physical effort. This type of headache tends to change over time, often getting worse or feeling like a dull ache or a throbbing pain depending on the location of the tumor.