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i was wondering what are the signs of brain cancer/tumor?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends on location: The general signs of a brain tumor/cancer are those of mass effect. That is, seizures, headache, motor weakness and speech or language problems (if it is near these areas of the brain). When the tumors get very large, this can lead to problems with thinking/cognition as well as lethargy and coma.
Answered on Jan 4, 2014
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Varied Sx: Common symptoms are persistent headaches which are progressively getting worse. Nausea and vomiting is also fairly common and accompanies the headaches. Seizures are not uncommon. Any of these symptoms alone or together would raise this possibility in my mind.
Answered on Jan 6, 2014

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