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

  • Rest tremors are movements that occur while your body is at rest, such as shaking of the arms or hands while they are supported on your lap. The extent of the tremor increases during mental stress. Rest tremor symptoms are characteristic of Parkinson’s disease.

  • Action tremors are movements that occur when the affected body part is performing a voluntary action, such as extending your arms or signing your name. Action tremors can be further classified into postural, isometric, and kinetic tremors based on the specific movements or tasks that trigger the tremor. Action tremor symptoms are characteristic of a variety of diseases, disorders and conditions including essential tremor, drug withdrawal, stroke, brain tumor, and multiple sclerosis. Tremors are also a side effect of a variety of medications.

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