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Brain Tumor

“I’ve been upsetting people more often than i used to. I say things now without thinking them through first and have lost a lot of the social skills I used to have. things don’t come easy any more and I’m quite paranoid and insecure about my ability to interact with people normally now. people, who’ve known me for a long time and knew me before the tumor can understand a bit more because they know I didn’t used to be like this, but for all the new people i meet at work, this is the only me they know and its quite worrying.” – Brain Tumor Patient

 

“Having a brain tumor. It grants us the truth & crystallizes the knowledge of what is truly important in life”  ― Rachel Grady

What are Brain Tumors?

According to the Merck Manual, “A brain tumor is a noncancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant) growth in the brain. It may originate in the brain or have spread (metastasized) to the brain from another part of the body.”

Signs of Brain Tumor

A tumor can affect the brain by compressing the brain tissues,or increasing intracranial pressure. Symptoms vary depending on the tumor size, and location in the brain. Common symptoms are:

  • Headaches and dizzinessthat tend to worsen in the morning
  • Seizures
  • Speech problems (e.g., difficulty finding the right word)
  • Vision problems and abnormal eye movements
  • Weakness on one side of the body
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