Cancer Diseases and Conditions

Common Symptoms Of A Brain Tumor


Our brains are finely tuned machines. In addition, they have limited space due to being encased in our craniums. As a result, even small growths can cause extremely serious problems. Brain tumors occur when abnormal cells begin to grow out of control, creating a mass that compresses other structures and makes it difficult for our brains to function as they were designed.

These masses can be cancerous, or malignant, which means the tumors will continue to grow out of control and spread to other tissues. They can also be benign, which means they are not likely to grow and spread. Even if not malignant, tumors in this organ can have very serious consequences. Because this organ controls many of our bodily functions, even a small mass can cause changes in basic bodily functions, an increase in pressure inside the skull, more inflammation throughout the body, and a variety of other issues.

If you suspect that you have an unwanted growth in your cerebrum, look for the following symptoms.

Gradual Vision Loss

Loss of vision from a mass in the skull can come on slowly. In many cases, the slow spread can make it difficult to detect. However, you will notice several symptoms. People with this issue may find that they often bump into things around them, especially on just one side. This is due to a loss of peripheral vision on the same side as the mass.

In addition, you might notice other symptoms such as seeing double or having blurrier vision than usual. Your regular eyeglass prescription suddenly may not seem like enough. This is particularly true of tumors in the pituitary gland. This gland lays deep in the skull behind your eyes and nose, where any growth can easily affect the nerves that control vision.