Brain tumors come in all shapes and sizes—and so do their symptoms.
“The key to a tumor’s symptoms really depends on its location,” says Theodore Schwartz, MD, a neurosurgeon with the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center.
For example, if you have a tumor near the part of your brain that controls your arm or your eyesight, your symptoms may include limb weakness or blurry vision, Schwartz says.
When you consider that every cell in your brain can form a tumor—and that your brain controls or interprets information from every part of your body—the list of possible tumor symptoms encompasses “almost anything imaginable,” Schwartz says.
Still, some signs and symptoms are more common than others. Here’s what to watch out for.