World Brain Tumour Day: Brain tumour is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal tissue in the brain but not all of them are malign or cancerous. Brain tumours may or may not show symptoms depending on its location. If the tumour develops in lesser active parts of the brain, symptoms may not show up until the tumour grows very large.
SIGNS OF BRAIN TUMOUR THAT PEOPLE IGNORE
“Often disguised by common ailments or overlooked as minor inconveniences, the telltale signs of a brain tumour demand expert attention. It is crucial to emphasize the importance of recognizing these subtle yet significant indicators,” says Dr Vipul Gupta, Director-Neurointervention, stroke and Neurovascular Intervention at Artemis Hospital Gurugram, as he explains warning signs of brain tumour that people should not ignore.
Headaches that persist, intensify, or present with newfound patterns should never be taken lightly. While headaches are common, any alarming change in intensity, or association with other symptoms needs immediate medical evaluation.
Vision disturbances, such as blurred vision, double vision, or sudden visual field loss, may also point towards an underlying brain tumour. Ignoring such visual irregularities can have serious consequences on one’s overall health and quality of life.
Nausea and vomiting
Persistent nausea, vomiting, or unexplained dizziness should also be watched out. These symptoms can stem from increased pressure within the brain caused by a tumour.
Unexplained seizures, especially in individuals with no history of epilepsy, demand thorough investigation. Seizures can be an early warning sign of a brain tumour and should prompt medical attention without any delay.