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BRAIN AND SPINAL TUMORS

Overview


A tumor is a group of abnormal cells, and when they appear in the brain it is called a brain tumor.

Spinal tumors are growths of cells that surround the spinal cord. Spinal tumors usually cause symptoms over large portions of the body. Tumors outside of the spinal cord may grow for a long time before causing nerve damage.


Brain Tumor Symptoms


Some tumors may not cause symptoms until they are very large. Brain tumors can lead to a rapid decline in the patient’s overall health. The severity of symptoms depends on the tumor’s location, size, how far it has spread and how swollen it is. The most common symptoms are:

  • Headaches

  • Seizures

  • Changes in mental functions

  • Weakness in isolated parts of the body

Other symptoms of brain tumors may include:

  • Changes in alertness

  • Changes in hearing, taste, touch or smell

  • Clumsiness, confusion or memory loss

  • Difficulty swallowing

  • Difficulty reading or writing

  • Dizziness or vertigo

  • Eye abnormalities

  • Hand tremors

  • No control over bladder or bowels

  • Muscle weakness in the face, arm or leg

  • Personality, behavioral, mood or emotional changes














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