Experts Are Warning People To Be Aware Of The ‘Red Flag’ Symptoms Of A Brain Tumour

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Experts are warning people to look out for the six main signs of a brain tumour.

The ‘red flag’ symptoms, which are usually ignored by most people, include headaches, changes in vision, seizures, nausea and dizziness, tiredness and loss of taste and smell.

Although relatively rare, people experiencing these symptoms are advised not to ignore them and seek help from their doctor.

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The Mirror reports: According to the Brain Tumour Charity UK, around 11,700 people in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumour every year and whilst they are more common amongst adults, children can also be affected.

However symptoms can differ with young people experiencing seizures, balance problems, abnormal head positions, delays puberty, abnormal growth, excessive thirst and reduced consciousness, reports the Liverpool Echo.

The six ‘red flag’ signs of a brain tumour:

  • Headaches
  • Changes in vision
  • Seizures
  • Nausea and dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of taste and smell

Brain tumours can be non-cancerous and cancerous and are graded according to how fast they grow and how likely they are to grow back after treatment. Grade 1 and 2 tumours are low grade, and grade 3 and 4 tumours are high grade meaning they’re more likely to grow back after treatment.

Other symptoms to look out for are mental or behavioural changes such as memory problems or personality changes as well as progressive weakness or paralysis on one side of the body.