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What are the signs and symptoms of a brain tumor? And how likely is it for a 20 year old to get one?

What are the signs and symptoms of a brain tumor? And how likely is it for a 20 year old to get one?

Tell us why this ???: Brain tumors are uncommon yet they can occur at any age. You need to give us some background as to why you are concerned about this issue??? Most patients with brain tumors experience persistent headaches which progressively get worse. Other symptoms may include, nausea, vomiting, reduced vision, seizures or loss of function of an arm or leg(uncommon) ...Read more

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Brain Tumor (Definition)

A brain tumor is a disease in which a group of abnormal cells grow in the brain. The brain tumor may have either started in the brain or it may have moved there from a different site of the body (metastasized). There are many different types of brain tumors, and different tumors affect individuals of different age groups. Symptoms vary depending on the size and ...Read more


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Signs and symptoms of brain tumor in a 13 year old girl?

Signs and symptoms of brain tumor in a 13 year old girl?

See below: Brain tumors present with different signs and symptoms depending on the type and location of tumor. General features are headache, vomiting, balance problems, seizures, visual problems etc. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/brain-tumor/ds00281. ...Read more

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My daughter said she was looking at something and she saw two of them. No other symptoms. Is this a sign of a brain tumor?

My daughter said she was looking at something and she saw two of them. No other symptoms. Is this a sign of a brain tumor?

Diplopia: The condition you have described is called Diplopia. There are several different causes for this and urgent evaluation is suggested to determine the cause. ...Read more

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My hands and feet are constantly sweating. I have other symptoms that have me very worried I have a brain tumor. Is sweaty hands and feet a sign?

My hands and feet are constantly sweating. I have other symptoms that have me  very worried I have a brain tumor. Is sweaty hands and feet a sign?

No: Brain tumors can cause seizures, headaches, and neurological deficits, but excessive sweating of the hands and feet is not a symptom typically associated with a brain tumor. Your problem likely has little to do with your brain, see your doctor to discuss causes and possible treatments. ...Read more

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Can a headache be the only symptom/sign of a brain tumor?

Can a headache be the only symptom/sign of a brain tumor?

Yes, but..: Headaches are common, and brain tumors aren't. So the most likely cause of a headache is not a brain tumor! warning signs for headaches caused by brain tumors are early morning headaches (upon awakening) or headaches that worsen with coughing or straining. Other causes of headaches: sinus congestion, caffeine withdrawal, muscle tension, eye strain. ...Read more

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Can a headache be the only sign of a brain tumor. No history in family no other symtomps. Apart from tight feeling allover head that lasts allday?

Can a headache be the only sign of a brain tumor. No history in family no other symtomps. Apart from tight feeling allover head that lasts allday?

Yes: Although symptoms from a brain tumor can be subtle , a persistent headache needs to be addressed by your doctor. Please go to the emergency room as soon as possible for your headache. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

Anatomic: Location: cerebellar, balance or clumsiness; cerebral, change in personality, neglect of one side (leaving hot or cold water on); seizures. When tumors obstruct ventricles, headache. Age also is factor in signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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Will the symptoms of a brain tumor come and go?

Will the symptoms of a brain tumor come and go?

Possibly: While symptoms can wax and wane, eventually, they will persist. Here is some additional reading. http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/brain-tumor/symptoms-and-signs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

Variable: Location and tumor size typically determine how a brain tumor will present. People can have seizures, headaches or even focal neurologic problems (similar to a stroke) such as blurred vision, weakness or difficulty speaking. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a brain tumor?

What are some of the symptoms of a brain tumor?

Confusion,: Dizziness, memory loss, slurred speech, loss of balance, weakness on one side of the body, seizures or blurred or double vision could signal a stroke or brain tumor, so always demand prompt medical action in those circumstances. Isolated headache is rarely caused by brain tumors. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more