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World Brain Tumour Day: Lesser known symptoms that should never be overlooked

As the world celebrates World Brain Tumour Day today, here is an insight into the lesser-known symptoms of the deadly disease that should never be overlooked.

Sangati Jogwar
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World Brain Tumour Day

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News Highlights

  • An increase in the size of the head or feet can be an indication of the presence of tumour in the brain.
  • Early diagnosis is the only key to survival from this deadly disease.

Brian Tumour can affect anyone from young to old alike. If not diagnosed at an early stage,  it brian tumour can prove fatal.

On World Brain Tumour Day today, know about the lesser-known symptoms of this type of cancer that are sort of warning signs and should never be overlooked.

Common symptoms of Brain Tumour

Some of the most common symptoms of brain cancer include vomiting, headache, paralysis, and reduced alertness and fits. However, in many cases, such symptoms are missing but still, the patient is diagnosed with a brain tumour. Early diagnosis is the key and it can be effectively done if you keep a watch to the changes in your body.

If you suddenly see your head or feet size increasing it can be because excess of growth hormone production in the brain due to the presence of tumour of the pituitary gland. Suddenly you will find that you need a hat or shoe of a bigger size.

If a woman is neither pregnant nor breastfeeding finds milk production starting in her breasts it can be a sign of a condition galactorrhea caused by tumour in the pituitary gland. If apart from milk discharge from the breasts, the periods suddenly stop or become irregular then it can be a sign of a brain tumour.

Blurred vision or loss of vision is another common symptom of a brain tumour. The size of the tumour decides the extent of damage to the vision. It can be partial or complete.

The presence of tumour in the brain also affects the functioning of the olfactory nerves as they are closer to the frontal lobe of the brain. It can lead to loss of smell.

Impaired hearing or complete deafness can be caused if the tumour is located near the auditory nerve.

Patients having tumours at the frontal lobe of the brain also show symptoms of depression. If a patient of 50 years or more getting treatment for depression is not showing any improvement then he should be tested for brain tumour.

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