Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Brain Tumor Symptoms

Brain tumors can cause a wide variety of symptoms, depending on their size and location.

Symptoms can vary with the location of the brain tumor in the brain:

  • Frontal lobe:
    • Gradual changes in mood
    • Gradual changes in personality
    • Paralysis on one side of the body
  • Temporal lobe:
    • Problems with coordination
    • Problems with speech
    • Problems with memory
  • Parietal lobe:
    • Problems with sensation
    • Problems with writing
    • Problems with fine motor skills
  • Cerebellum:
  • Occipital lobe:
  • Clumsiness:
    • Typically on just one side of the body

The most common symptoms of a brain tumor include:

Additional symptoms of brain tumor may include:

Less common symptoms of a brain tumor include:

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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