The signs of brain cancer depend on cancer location and it size in the brain. Signs often are caused by pressure on the brain and damage to vital tissue as the tumor grows within the limited space in the skull.
The signs of brain cancer may be due to hydrocephalus, which occurs when the tumor blocks the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and causes a build-up in the ventricles. The symptoms or signs also may caused by edema, a condition when a buildup of fluid around the tumor.
Once the tumor onset temporal lobe, occasional speech difficulties may happen. Fits may cause strange sensations, short term memory lossan, intense familiarity (deja vu), strange smells, feeling of fear or blackouts.
Changes in personality and intellect. Weakness of one side of the body. Loss of smell, swearing or behaving in a way that you normally, wouldn’toccasional speech difficulties.
Lack of co-ordination affecting speech and walking, unsteadiness, uncontrolled movement of the eyes, neck stiffness, dizziness, and vomiting.
Difficulty in organising certain movements. Have problem in understanding or expressing problems and words with writing or reading. Wakness or numbness on one side of the body and loss of feeling in part of the body.
Having loss of vision or sight problems on one side. The patient may not notice this at first.
Facial weakness, one sided smile or drooping eyelid. Unsteadiness and uncoordinated walk. Double vision. Rarely, headache or vomiting just after waking, difficulty in swallowing and speaking.
The signs of brain cancer above may be caused by other conditions. If you have any of the symptoms described it is urgent to see the doctor.