Brain Tumor

What is a brain tumor?

A “tumor” is the body’s own cells that grow out of control and multiply rapidly, usually forming a mass that is constantly growing.  It puts pressure on healthy tissue, in which case it is likely to be “benign” or penetrates the surrounding tissue, draws blood supply to healthy tissue, and sometimes detaches and attacks other parts of the body, which it attacks.  It is called “metastasis” and occurs in the case of “malignant” tumors.  In fact, what makes a tumor malignant and more dangerous is its rapid proliferation and metastasis.

brain tumor

Symptoms of a brain tumor

The most common symptom of a brain tumor is a headache. But more than 90 percent of people who have significant headaches in their lifetime do not have a brain tumor, This means that not every headache is a concern.  So be aware of the warning signs for headaches that are considered dangerous.  Morning headache, along with nausea and vomiting and blurred vision that gets better during the day and gradually gets worse over the days and weeks, is a worrying headache and should be closely monitored.


The presence of other symptoms, which are mentioned below, increases the importance of this type of headache.  On the other hand, headaches that start in the evening are more severe on weekdays and stressful and exhausting days, have been persistent for months and do not get worse and improve with sleep and rest are unlikely to be secondary to brain tumors.  Another important point is the exacerbation to deformity of chronic headaches;  This means that if the disease has a migraine headache and in recent weeks, the location of the pain, its severity or the causative agents have changed and is getting worse, it must be checked.

Benign tumor

The most common brain tumors

  •  Meningioma
  •  Gliomas and glioblastomas
  •  Pituitary adenoma
  • Schwannoma norinum
  • Cerebral metastasis