Patient Comments: Brain Cancer - Symptoms

What symptoms and signs did you experience with your brain cancer?

Comment from: John, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: February 04

It was unfortunate that nobody noticed my dad's frequent head ache and less control over his left side, problems with bowel control too. We'd thought it would be something with the abdomen since bowel control problems existed, but then we realized that he had brain cancer and those were the symptoms.

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Comment from: DrMark, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: February 08

My husband has a new diagnosis of primary Gliomas and is awaiting surgery as a first treatment. His recent symptoms include a feeling of "Wooziness" at getting up from lying or sitting- this went on for months and for the last 2 weeks before the diagnosis he experienced unstoppable (what we thought was) migraine pain with 4 trips to emerge for pain intervention as his usual migraine med didn't touch the pain. I believe the migraines which he has always experienced were a mask for this developing tumor!

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Comment from: cricket48, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 07

My husband was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the CNS (tumor on the occipital lobe) which was inoperable. He was given very high doses of chemo and radiation at the time and although he was given less than three months he is very fortunate to have just celebrated 10 years. The problem now being that because of what they refer to as long-term radiation effects he has problem walking, memory loss and he has just starting making up crazy stories and seeing things in our residence that are not there.

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Comment from: bridget, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 26

My mom has stage 4 brain cancer. Her surgery was a year ago. She had some tumors that were unremovable but she has fought a long hard battle and she is doing wonderful. The doctors say she will be fine and live a long life so for all you people out there, there is hope.

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