Brain Tumours is sometimes misdiagnosed as Headaches

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Headaches , when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Brain Tumours.

There are various options available for treatment of brain tumors and they depend on the type, size and location of the tumor. If the tumor is easily accessible a surgery is recommended to remove as much of the tumor as possible. Radiation therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy are approaches that are considered as well. Brain tumors are diagnosed by a brain MRI. Neurological exams such as checking for any difficulties in the areas of vision, hearing, coordination and balance could show indications of a brain tumor as well.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Vision problems, blurred vision, onset of headaches, more frequent and severe headaches, loss of peripheral vision, gradual loss of sensation or movement in limbs, balance difficulties, unexplained nausea or vomiting, double vision, speech difficulties, fatigue, confusion, difficulty making decisions, inability to follow simple commands, personality or behaviour changes, seizures, hearing problems

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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