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Could you tell me what are signs a brain tumor is getting worse?

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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Worsening of symptom

If you have increasing headaches, seizures, or neurological dysfunction, then that may be a sign of a tumor growing/regrowing.
Otherwise, if the growth is small, you would not have any symptoms.

In brief: Worsening of symptom

If you have increasing headaches, seizures, or neurological dysfunction, then that may be a sign of a tumor growing/regrowing.
Otherwise, if the growth is small, you would not have any symptoms.
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Neurological problem

If a patient is known to already have a brain tumor, some of the symptoms that it is getting worse include progression of neurological symptoms.
This could be manifest as increased weakness (if near motor functions), or speech problems (if near speech areas). Increased swelling or edema around the tumor can lead to headache, sleepiness, trouble with mentation.

In brief: Neurological problem

If a patient is known to already have a brain tumor, some of the symptoms that it is getting worse include progression of neurological symptoms.
This could be manifest as increased weakness (if near motor functions), or speech problems (if near speech areas). Increased swelling or edema around the tumor can lead to headache, sleepiness, trouble with mentation.
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