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Brain Cancer Signs: Causes of Brain Cancer

Brain cancer signs

Brain cancer signs are many but, scientifically, the exact cause of most brain cancer have not been established.

As it is on the norm, we cannot talk about causes of brain cancer without touching on the brain cancer signs. Just as it is with tumors in different parts of the body, scientifically, the exact cause of most brain cancer have not been established. Nevertheless, various factors like the genes, head radiation, cigarette smoking, HIV infections and various environmental toxins has been associated with cancers of the brain hypothetically. However, in most cases, no clear cause can be shown reiterates doctor Dalal Akoury MD and President of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center.

That is to say, not all brain tumors cause symptoms. In fact, some brain cancers like tumors of the pituitary gland are evident until a CT scan or MRI is done professionally. It is however important to note that brain cancer signs (symptoms) can be numerous but not necessarily explicit to brain tumors denoting that they can be caused by other diseases. This therefore leaves us undergoing professional diagnostic tests as a remedy of ascertaining what is causing the symptoms. According to the experts at AWAREmed Health Center, it is important to note that in many cases, symptoms can be caused by:

  • A tumor pressing on or intruding on other parts of the brain thereby hindering normal functions.
  • Bulging in the brain triggered by the tumor or surrounding inflammation.

The symptoms of primary and metastatic brain cancers are similar and may include seizures, headache, feebleness, difficulty walking and clumsiness. Besides that, there’re other nonspecific signs and symptoms like:

  • Altered mental status like changes in concentration, memory, attention, or alertness
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Vision impairment
  • Communication difficulties
  • Slow changes in intellectual capacity including emotional response

It is worth noting that for most patients, brain cancer signs are often gradual and may not be noticed easily by both the direct and indirect victims. But at times this can happen rapidly. When this happens, the patient will demonstrate some signs of ones who has suffered a stroke.

Brain Cancer Signs: When to Seek Medical Care

Professionally, doctor Akoury recommend that if you have the following symptoms, you will need to seek medical care immediately:

  • Mysterious and persistent vomiting
  • Double vision or unexplained blurring of vision more so when its affecting only one side
  • Tiredness or increased sleepiness
  • New seizures
  • New pattern or type of headaches

Although headaches are thought to be a common symptom of brain cancer, they may not occur until late in the progression of the disease. Finally, for those with known brain tumor history, any new symptoms must be taken seriously by visiting the nearest hospital emergency department. As a matter of precaution, the following new symptoms must be taken seriously:

  • Visual changes and other sensory problems
  • Unexplained onset of fever more so after chemotherapy.
  • Seizures
  • Nausea or vomiting (especially in middle-aged or older people)
  • Difficulty with speech or in expressing yourself
  • Clumsiness or difficulty walking
  • Changes in mental status, such as excessive sleepiness, memory problems, or inability to concentrate
  • Changes in behavior or personality

In all these, remember that brain cancer signs must be taken seriously by seeking professional help immediately. For more professional guide you can always schedule an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury for more professional assistance.

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