Brain Cancer

Brain cancer is a serious form of cancer that occurs when there is an uncontrolled growth of cancer cells that form a malignant tumor in the brain. Learn More ›

What Are the Symptoms of a Brain Tumor?

Brain tumor symptoms depend on the size and location of the tumor. These symptoms are caused by the damage the tumor does to specific parts of the brain.

Focal neurological symptoms can occur as a result of a tumor in a specific part of the brain. These are some examples of this type of symptom.

  • Weakness on one side of the body

  • Difficulty talking

  • A limited field of vision

Photo of a woman expressing pain.

As the tumor grows, these other symptoms may arise from increased pressure within the skull.

Learn more about the symptoms of Brain Cancer

Tips for Living with a Brain Tumor

Were you diagnosed with brain cancer? These tasks may improve your quality of life.

Tremor Symptoms

Tremor symptoms are involuntary muscle movements that can occur in a specific body area. The most commonly affected and most noticeable areas include the hands, arms, and head, as well as a quavering voice if the tremor affects the voice box (larynx). Tremor symptoms include hand shaking, head shaking, and trembling and shaking while performing a task, such as gripping a fork or pencil. Tremor can also occur while you are at rest.

The term “tremor” most accurately refers to a small, rhythmic shaking movement that occurs in a back-and-forth pattern. However, tremor is also commonly used to refer to sudden jerking or muscle spasms of the body or extremities, such as the symptoms described for restless leg syndrome. Tremors can occur at any age but most commonly occur in middle-aged and older men and women.

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