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The effects of a brain tumour

The effects of a brain tumour

The effects of a brain tumour depend on its size and location. Potentially a larger tumour can cause more symptoms but it depends on its location and also the individual, as everyone is wired differently.

If the tumour is in the frontal lobe it can cause a change in personality, abnormal movement due to weakness and speech difficulties. Parietal Lobe can cause difficulty performing co-ordinated movements and understanding words, reading or writing. Occipital lobe can cause loss of vision in one eye. Temporal can cause black outs or speech difficulties. Cerebellum lack of co-ordination which affects movement and speech. If there is a large tumour it can damage other areas of the brain. The brain is surrounded by a skull, and there is a fixed amount of space. When a tumour grows it increases the pressure inside the brain.

Brain Tumours can cause these symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Loss of concentration
  • Eye problems such as double vision and blurring
  • Feeling tired
  • Feeling drowsy
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of sensation
  • Pain
  • Balance problems
  • Problems with walking
  • Changes in behaviour

If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms go and see your GP straight away.

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