Headache

Signs & Symptoms

If you suspect you may have a brain tumour, you are probably experiencing some unpleasant symptoms. Here are some of the most common symptoms:

  • Headaches

  • Seizures 

  • Difficulty thinking and/or speaking

  • Changes in personality

  • Tingling on one side of the body

  • Stiffness on one side of the body

  • Loss of balance

  • Change in vision

  • Memory loss

  • Nausea

  • Disorientation

  • Fatigue and muscle weakness

  • Anxiety / depression

 

How to help when someone is having a seizure

Seizures are a sudden attack or convulsion caused by an abnormal burst of electricity in the brain. Signs can range from muscle contractions, to staring, to loss of consciousness.

  • Stay with them and allow the seizure to pass (a few seconds or a few minutes)

  • Loosen any tight clothing if possible and make sure they are breathing

  • Try to cushion harmful objects to prevent injury while convulsing

  • DO NOT put anything in their mouth

  • Call for emergency help if the seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes, if a second seizure immediately follows, or if they are injured or not breathing

Consulting a Healthcare Provider

Make an appointment with your doctor if you have persistent symptoms that are concerning you. If you suspect a brain tumour, it is best to see a doctor as soon as possible to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.