The symptoms of a central nervous system tumor (or brain tumor) depend on tumor size, type, and location. Symptoms may be caused when a tumor or the swelling around it presses on a nerve or important part of the brain. Also, symptoms may be caused when a tumor blocks the fluid that flows through and around the brain or when the brain swells because of the buildup of fluid.
However, these symptoms are often not due to a brain tumor; another health problem could also cause them. If you have any of these symptoms, tell your doctor so that problem can be diagnosed and treated.
A doctor can confirm a diagnosis of a brain or spinal cord tumor based on a patient’s symptoms, personal and family medical history, and results of a physical exam and specialized tests and techniques.
You may have one or more of the following tests:
If you or a loved one received a brain and spine tumor diagnosis and are looking for treatment or a second opinion, make an appointment with one of our cancer doctors. We are conveniently located in Willamette Valley, including Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, Florence, Lincoln City, and Newport, Oregon.