A brain tumor can be simply defined as the mass or growth of abnormal cells in a brain. There are different types of brain tumors, among which some are benign or noncancerous and few are malignant or cancerous.
These tumors can either be a primary brain tumors, which begins in the human brain or the secondary brain tumors, which begin in other parts of the body and spread to the brain.
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Symptoms of Brain Tumour
The symptoms of a brain tumor mainly depend on the size, type, location, and growth of tumor cells . The symptoms are mainly caused when:
- A tumor harms a part of the brain.
- The brain swells because of the buildup of fluid.
- A tumor blocks the flow of cerebrospinal fluid through and around the brain.
General signs and symptoms of brain tumors include:
- Vision problems.
- Hearing problems.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Problems with memory.
- Unable to concentrate.
- Gradual loss of sensation.
- Muscle jerking or twitching.
- Problems in balancing or walking.
- Changes and difficulties in speech.
- More frequent and severe Headaches.
- Numbness or tingling in the arms and legs.
- Changes in mood, behaviour, and personality.
- Difficulties in arms, hands, feet and legs movements.
- Common problems related to lactation or breastfeeding.
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