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do brain tumor headaches come and go? is it normal?

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Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Waxing an waning of headaches may occur with slow growing brain tumors, but the probability of any headache being due to a brain tumor is low.
Answered on Mar 30, 2014
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Dr. Chad Levitt
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
Early yes..possible: While most headaches are due to things other than brain tumors, early stages of brain tumors may causes variable onset headaches due to swelling that may be variable. Once such a tumor enlarges enough, the resultant headaches are often persistent and chronic without much relief. If the headaches are relieved with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen tumor as a cause is unlikely.
Answered on Jan 13, 2015
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