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Do brain tumor headaches come and go? Is it normal?

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Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Natarajan Raman
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Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Chad Levitt
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