Symptoms of Brain Tumors

Symptoms of a brain tumor can vary greatly, depending upon the size and location of the tumor, as well as the way the tumor grows.

Brain tumor symptoms

  • Headache, usually worse in the morning
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness or numbness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Trouble thinking, remembering or talking
  • Changes in speech, vision, hearing or personality
  • Paralysis, numbness or weakness in one part or on one side of the body
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Drowsiness
  • Problems with balance or walking

Often, these symptoms are not due to a brain tumor and are caused by another health condition. If you have persistent signs and symptoms that concern you, talk with your physician.

Related Resources

Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Brain and Spine Tumor Center brochure: Learn about the Brain and Spine Tumor Center at Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital