Symptoms of brain cancer
- 26 Jul 01:45
Today we will talk about the symptoms of cancer in the brain. Tumors are one of the most common diseases that manifest in the brain, both in men and in women.
If we talk about the reasons for their appearance, it should be noted that in the first place, thesetumors are formed by squeezing one or another section of the brain.
- First symptoms
- Focal symptoms
- General cerebral symptoms
According to how rapidly progressing the disease there is a so-called cerebrovascular symptomatology, the main causes of which is an increased level of intracranial pressure, as well as a violation of the process of blood coagulationin the human body.
Oncologists have long argued with certainty that in order to prevent the emergence, and then the development of this disease, it is necessary to know about the symptoms that arise at an early stage, the sooner the patient seeks a doctor, the easier and faster it will be possible to cureillnesses.
The first signs of brain cancer are not difficult to find, but at the same time, these symptoms are characteristic of many other diseases.
If we talk about the development of this disease in children, it should be noted that in the first place they have severe headaches, nausea, eventually turning into vomiting.
Considering the fact that such symptoms are a common phenomenon, physicians are far from first thinking that they are caused by diseases of the brain. But, a more disturbing bell is considered if the child has similar symptoms already at the moment of his awakening.
The second point to be alert is the movement violations, including the moves. Many parents are convinced that the child is banal and does not give such behavior serious significance, but still there is no need to hurry to blame the child for what he likes, but he needs to show his doctor.
And the most important criticism is the deterioration of vision. Not to notice such a symptom is simply not possible, since the child will begin to complain about deterioration in the organs of vision. Of course, it is likely that vision problems have arisen because of the constant sitting of the computer, for example, but one should not exclude the fact that the reason for this is precisely the development of the tumor.
All of the above symptoms are a very serious reason for consulting a doctor. It is much more difficult to determine the presence of the disease in very young children, since they are not yet able to complain, and the bones of the skull are still too soft to feel this kind of pain.
Focal symptoms of
These symptoms are manifested by the location of the tumor. For example, if the tumor strongly affects the area of the brain responsible for the language, then the patient will be subject to a speech impairment. The same can be said about other equally important centers such as hearing, vision, movement, and so on.
Sensitivity Violation. The patient begins to feel that his skin is not able to properly perceive a variety of external stimuli. Over time, a person ceases to experience pain, heat, or even ordinary touch to his own body. In the most severe cases, the patient loses the ability to control the position of his own body and its various parts.
Motor Violations. These include various paresis and paralysis. It should be noted that these two concepts are different in that in the first case, the person only partially violates the functions of motion, while in the second he completely loses control of one or another part of the body.
Paresis and paralysis can be both hardware and central, and they can cover not only certain individual limbs, but also, in general, the entire human body.
Seizures of epilepsy. Patients occasionally experience convulsive seizures. Typically, these symptoms are primarily due to the fact that the tumor begins to become a fairly stable cell of irritation, present in the brain, and in particular in its cortex.
Language and hearing recognition impairment. These symptoms are observed in situations where the auditory nerve is affected, and therefore complications can lead to a complete loss of hearing in the patient.
If the area of the brain responsible for the speech recognition function is struck, then a person will hear different sounds, but it is not clearly and somehow blurred in the form of an incomprehensible and annoying noise.
Violation of the organs of vision, as well as poor recognition of texts and various subjects. A serious problem is when the tumor is located near the optic nerve, as the patient may partially or even completely lose the ability to see.
Everything looks like this kind of tumor simply prevents transmitting the necessary signals from the retina of the eye directly to the cerebral cortex.
In situations where the affected area of the brain responsible for the analysis of the image, there may be serious violations of such character that a person ceases to understand the written language or he will not be able to recognize different subjects.
Violation of written and spoken language. A person may completely or partially lose both written and spoken language if the disease affects the area of the brain responsible for such possibilities.
It should be noted that this process is characterized by the fact that it develops gradually, initially at a slow pace, but eventually faster and faster. Initially, the language of the patient seems somewhat vague, and the handwriting only slightly changes, but over time understand how the speech of a person, and its handwriting is practically impossible.
Vegetative disorders. These symptoms of brain cancer are that the patient starts to feel the general weakness of the body, and also tired very quickly. When a person tries to get out of bed, he starts with a rather severe dizziness, as well as constantly changing blood pressure and pulse.
Coordination is violated. Such symptoms are present in those situations where the tumor affects the middle brain or cerebellum. The person changes in the course, and in the most difficult variants of the disease the ability to control their movements is lost.
Common Cognitive Symptoms
These brain cancers are present in each case if a person is suffering from this disease.
In the first place, the main indicators of this disease are increased intracranial pressure or severe squeezing of various major structures of the human brain.
One of the main symptoms is headache, which is characterized by persistence. In addition, such pain in the head is quite strong and they are in no way connected with the tension of various muscles of the human body or the narrowing of the vessels.
But, perhaps, just about everything, constant headaches and feelings about the brain tumor will disappear by itself, you just have to do your health and see a doctor to get you prescribed medication or prescribed a course of treatment.
Going on. Also, the feature of such headaches scientists call the moment that to help solve it sometimes can not even the most powerful anesthetics, and the only salvation can be reduced intracranial pressure through appropriate procedures.
Vomiting is another symptom that, like the previous one, is directly related to the increase in pressure inside the cranial box. If a tumor of the brain, then vomiting in this case is different in that they are not able to somehow ease the patient's condition, as this happens, for example, with stomach pains or food poisoning.
The reason for this is that it produces a very strong pressure on the vomiting center located in the middle brain. And vomiting and nausea disturb the patient on a permanent basis, and if there are some changes in pressure, then the so-called vomiting reflex begins to work.
It should also be noted that the patient is not able to eat, and sometimes even drink ordinary water, during this period, as there is an excessively high intensity of vomiting.
Dizziness. Such a sign of brain cancer is present in any case, regardless of who is ill - a man, a woman or a child. The reason for this is the fact that there is a serious pressure on the structure of the cerebellum.
All this also violates the full functioning of the vestibular apparatus. Pains increase when a person turns his head in some direction or, in general, makes certain movements.
Probably everyone is well aware of the fact that they have experienced headaches more than once that such symptoms are characteristic of many diseases. If you talk about a particular disease, then these signs of brain cancer are considered one of the ones that worry the patient most often.
The nature of the headache mainly depends on the location of the tumor, as well as some other factors. In general, headache for brain cancer has the following characteristics:
- Permanent and strong enough to appear immediately after awakening, and then completely disappear for several hours;
- Has a pulsating character;
- accompanied by various disorders in the organs of vision, for example, in the patient, doubling in the eyes;
- There is a serious weakness in the mice of the body, as well as damp skin coverage;
- May be accompanied by some other symptoms, and often as vomiting and nausea appears;
- Strengthens in the period of implementation of patients with physical or mental stress, and also against a background of severe cough.
In the end, I would like to note that as soon as a person finds any of the above symptoms, you should immediately contact a doctor. It must be understood that the sooner he will begin to provide medical care, the more favorable the forecast will be.