Brain Tumor Symptoms
Important Brain Tumor Information
Most types of cancers cause tumors, and brain cancer is no different. Someone suffering from brain cancer can develop at least one tumor or possibly many brain tumors over time. Although it is possible for cancer to develop in the brain on its own, many cases develop as a result of cancer appearing in another part of the body and then spreading (metastasizing). Biopsy results may be able to determine the primary cause of a brain tumor.
In some cases, a brain tumor may go undetected for years before it begins to cause problems such as confusion or seizures. Additionally, some brain tumors are benign and may never lead to medical complications. However, if you suspect that you have a brain tumor or have a history of a benign brain tumor, you should regularly check in with a neurological specialist for ongoing evaluation. Neurosurgery and brain tumor treatment is one specialty of our Board-Certified Neurosurgeon, Dr. Jean Louis Benae, at North Texas Brain and Spine Specialists.
Common Signs of a Brain Tumor
Brain tumors are sometimes discovered after a patient seeks medical treatment for a seemingly unrelated medical concern, including:
- Speech difficulty
- Hearing difficulty
- Loss of physical sensation
- Gradual and severe headaches
- Blurred vision
Changes in Personality and Mood
Another common symptom of brain tumors is a change in a person’s personality. Someone with a brain tumor may suddenly or gradually become angry, irritable, or anxious for no reason. This change may stop suddenly or gradually as well, or it may persist. Depression is also a common neurological disturbance that accompanies brain tumors. As a result, it’s important to rule out the potential for physiological concerns before considering a brain tumor. A psychiatric evaluation may be in order prior to speaking with a brain surgeon if no physical symptoms are present.
Schedule Your Consultation With a Brain Tumor Expert
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, or if you would like to learn more about other brain treatment options such as Subdural Hematoma, Call our office in McKinney at (972) 704-1535 or contact us online to learn more or schedule an appointment.