Patient Comments: Brain Tumor - Symptoms

The symptoms of brain tumor can vary greatly from patient to patient. What were your symptoms at the onset of your disease?

Comment from: jenny, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 02

My symptoms of brain tumor were tiredness and fainting.

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Comment from: skip, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: February 28

I am diabetic and I have neuropathy. I reel when I walk. The doctor thinks an MRI will show a brain tumor.

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Comment from: nono, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 20

I am a 33 years old lady. I"m not diagnosed yet but there"s something worrying me. I"ve been sick for the past 5 months, I"ve changed hospitals but the doctors can"t help me because they can"t see anything. All my blood tests were negative. My problem is I"ve got a headache that pulls my neck muscles and there"s some tingling sensation like something is moving in my head. I wonder if that can be a sign of brain tumor because I don"t have balance when walking and I"m weak.

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Comment from: Kelp, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 23

With my brain tumor, he first clear sign that something was weird was a heightened sense of smell.

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Comment from: norby, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 13

I simply woke up in the hospital, thank goodness I woke up! I had GBM (glioblastoma multiforme) grade IV in the right temporal lobe. I had surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. I was a healthy guy worked as a deep sea diver, rode a Harley, raced flat track and was fit as I could be. Now I'm just glad I know my name.

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Comment from: SierraLaDonn, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 15

My grandfather is in the hospital right now for a brain tumor. The whole back of his brain is nothing but a huge tumor. It's even eating through his skull. He just turned 72 a couple days ago. His symptoms that I know of are weight loss, no appetite, weakness, etc.

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Comment from: carolyn, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 19

i had a brain tumor in 2003 and had a surgery one week after they found the tumor and it left me with weakness on the right side of my face, and in 2006 they diagnosed another tumor i had another surgery. I now have mengioma and I have 4 tumors on my brain (noncancer). I have headache every day now my body on the right side is weakening. I cant do anything but pray that they don't grow anymore.

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Comment from: UNPHASED, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 19

I had a few of what I later learned were "auras" . Anxious feelings and odd sensations that were unusual for me a typically gregarious individual. I have been in a 20 year relationship and my gf noticed my unusual behaviors so we scheduled an MRI which revealed the tumor. No headaches, no pain , virtually no other symptoms other than unusual feelings of paranoia. My tumor was/is thankfully a low level glioma which will require regular MRI scans but my situation is better than most so I feel fortunate.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 20

I had bad headaches, occasional simple seizures, trouble controlling my bowels and bladder, and occasional nausea and vomiting after dining out.

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Comment from: crono_220, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: February 05

One year ago I found out that I had a benign brain tumor around 9 cm large in my head. It caused me many great headaches and was pushing against my brain, causing my sight to deteriorate. Thankfully I had my mom with me to support my hour of need. After I was diagnosed I went under the knife the next day. I really thought I was going to die. Thankfully after a week the surgery was successful. I recovered and have started on a path to eating healthy and exercising more.

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