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: Sue, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 16

I am 53 years old and have had Epilepsy since the age of 11 but the medics have been trying many different combinations of drugs to control the seizures throughout my life. It wasn't until my optician picked up on some visual field loss caused by long term use of Sabril that she recommended that I be put back in contact with a specialist again. By this time, it was possible to have an MRI scan which was previously unavailable. This picked up a tumor on my right temporal lobe area. They are keeping a regular check on it to make sure its not getting larger, but the epilepsy still occurs and I'm too frightened to have the tumor removed as its uncertain what other faculties might be interfered with.

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Comment from: Ammu, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: June 11

I am having continuous headache. I fear that I have brain tumor.

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Comment from: Izzy, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 27

I got a CT scan Monday and they found a mass in my brain. I'm scared, it is by my fourth ventricle against my brain stem. I have no hydrocephalus.

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Comment from: Priyanka, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: March 18

For last one month I had fever but after taking medicine I am still ill, I have very bad headache. I have all body pain badly, I lose my concentration, and also lose my memory is affected. I am concerned it is brain tumor.

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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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