Cancer in Brain

When cancer develops in the brain, it will be categorized based on type and where it originated, among other things. For example, gliomas, which are a kind of primary brain tumor, can include astrocytomas, ependymomas, and mixed gliomas. Primary brain tumors start in the brain, whereas secondary tumors started elsewhere in the body.
 
Common symptoms of brain cancer include:
 
  • Headaches that are usually worse in the morning
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Changes in speech, vision, or hearing
  • Problems balancing or walking
  • Problems with memory.
     
Other medical conditions can also cause these symptoms, however, so it is important to see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment.
 
(Click Brain Cancer to learn more about this condition, including how it is diagnosed, possible risk factors, treatment options, and more.)
 
Written by/reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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