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What are the symptoms and signs of brain cancer?

Although there are few early signs, the most common symptoms of brain cancer are weakness, difficulty walking, seizures, and headaches. Other common symptoms are nausea, vomiting, blurry vision, or a change in a person's alertness, mental capacity, memory, speech, or personality. These symptoms can also occur in people who do not have brain cancer, and none of these symptoms alone or in combination can predict that a person has brain cancer. Cancer can occur in any part of the brain (for example, occipital, frontal, parietal, or temporal lobes, brainstem, or meningeal membranes). A few brain cancers may produce few or no symptoms (for example, some meningeal and pituitary gland tumors).

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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: 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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