Brain Tumors

IS IT A HEADACHE OR A BRAIN TUMOR?

doctor looking at brain tumors

Headaches are a normal part of life. Stress, tension, and a multitude of other triggers can cause pain in the head, face, or neck. However, sometimes a headache can mean more. While rare, brain tumors can be the source of new and frequent headaches. If you have not experienced headaches before and start to have noticeable pain, you may want to understand more about the signs and symptoms of brain tumors.

 

If you are a regular headache sufferer, it’s more likely that there is a common underlying cause of your pain. However, if your headaches have started more recently and are picking up in severity and occurrence, it may be cause for more concern.

Symptoms

Headache symptoms of brain tumors

  • New or worsening headaches
  • Pain lasts for days or weeks
  • Pain wakes you in the night
  • Pain intensifies with movement or positioning

 

Additionally, a tumor may cause other symptoms

  • Changes in vision
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness on one-side
  • Difficulty with concentration
  • Weight loss
  • Emotional or personality changes such as anger, isolation, or confusion

Treatment

As brain tumors are often concurrent with other cancer diagnoses, it’s essential to coordinate care among providers to ensure the best outcomes. Treatment often depends on the location of the tumor, whether it is primary or secondary, and needs to take into account other current medical needs.

 

Potential Treatments:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation
  • Chemotherapy

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