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A difficult headache? – Brain Tumor Symptoms Checker

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Brain tumors could exist either because of growth inside the skull. Or there is cancer in another body part that traveled and reached this area.

A tumor by medical definition is any abnormal or unnatural growth of body tissue. Although most people associate this term with cancer, this is not exactly true. For example, tumors can be benign (an abnormal growth that is not cancer) or malignant (cancer).

Several possibilities exist when it comes to growths within the brain or other important structures within the skull. In the first instance, the tumors can grow from the brain or other elements inside the skull. Yet, it is also possible (and very common) for other cancers as lung or breast cancer to spread into the brain, known as metastasis.

The tumors that grow inside the skull receive the name of “primary brain tumors.” They barely account for half of the cases. On the other hand, metastasis tumors are very prevalent and will account for the rest and a great proportion of the cases.

Despite all the possible brain tumors. Most of the cases arise from a very few. In light of the latter fact, there are gliomas, meningiomas, pituitary adenomas, acoustic neuromas, and metastases; they together account for nine of every ten cases.

Overall, all brain tumors have similar signs and symptoms. However, they will vary depending on the tumor type, progression, and localization within the brain. Most of the time, and sadly, these tumors do not have specific or alarming signs or symptoms. They tend to be subtle and evolve through the time when they manifest completely.

Importantly, when these symptoms or signs appear. It is important to raise alarms in order to achieve a quicker diagnosis.

The tool is a Brain Tumor Symptoms Checker. It gathers the most important signs, symptoms, and risk factors for this condition.

Despite that, for diagnosing a brain tumor, several blood and imaging tests are necessary. Sometimes patients have symptoms or risk factors that should prompt them to look for medical assistance.

That is what this tool is all about. The Brain Tumor Symptoms Checker will aim to identify the most important symptoms, signs, and risk factors for identifying brain tumors. Therefore, the tool will tell anybody who uses it their likelihood of having a problem that requires further testing.

Keep in mind that this tool does not replace an appropriate assessment by a medical doctor. The tool aims to identify alarming symptoms or risk factors that should prompt the user to seek medical care.

  • Question of

    Do you have less than twenty years?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you have more than fifty years?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Have you received high-dose radiation like for treating other cancers in the past or in your work-environment exist high radiation levels (i.e., healthcare)?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you have more than forty years and have smoked at least one pack of cigarettes for 10 ten years or two packs of cigarettes for 5 years or its equivalent?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you are a female and have equal to or more than sixty years, and have never done a breast cancer screening?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have really fair skin, and you have also noticed new moles in your body that are changing in size or have multiple colors?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have a new headache that is bothering you nearly every day for at least a week?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you have thirty years or more, and you have never had before headaches as a constant issue in your life? (Only click yes if you are having headaches)

    • Yes
    • No
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    Does this headache get worse with bending over or rising from a recumbent position (overall, anything that puts pressure on the body, like performing a physical activity)?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Does this headache pain is usually worst in the early morning or sometimes also in the late night?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have nausea or vomits with this headache?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you regularly suffer from headaches (like migraine) throughout your life, but now you have been noticing from a time till now that it has been changing, and now you have a different type of headache, those new headaches episodes have a minimum of fifteen days of duration, and you have not had them before?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Recently, do you have been having nausea or vomits even without headaches?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Recently, do you have been finding it difficult to walk normally?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Recently, do you find it challenging to coordinate your overall movements? For example, grabbing things or performing everyday endeavors with your hands.

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you feel weakness in one side of your body, such as both your left arm and leg (or right), or either both of your legs?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Lately, do you have been having trouble performing typical mental tasks? (This includes your memory, thinking criteria, recognizing objects, mood changes, etc)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have shakings or tremblings in any part of your body? They could come and go within minutes (it typically includes your fingers, hands, arms, feet, legs, etc.) It could start, for example, with one finger and then spread to the hand and arm.

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Recently, do you have problems while speaking? (click yes if you are finding it difficult to remember words or articulate them, or overall issues)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    If you are a male, recently have you been having problems with your vision and impotence (inability to maintain a penis erection for sexual intercourse)?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    If you are a female, do you have one or more of your menstrual periods missed, and do you have a discharge of liquid from your breasts?

    • Yes
    • No

Written by Dr. Esteban Kosak

Doctor of Medicine - MD Recently Graduated from Medical School and inspired to aid the global population during this situation. I think that we shall no longer be waiting to see a doctor when we feel sick. Several times we feel disease searches in Google drive us to a rabbit hole and come out thinking that we may die of cancer or something very serious, given that symptoms may seem to fit a wide variety of illnesses. Since I recently graduated from medical school. I have all the medical information fresh in my mind. My thorough experience as an expert researcher allows me to very-well known the different diseases and conditions that affect human bodies. Empowered by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). I think that we all can provide a grain of sand to help humanity. That's why we created Symptoms.Care a place where you can come and screen your symptoms and find what different illnesses can be related to them. Armed with the right information you can instantly, discretely, secure and from the comfort of your home talk with a Doctor that can Evaluate your Symptoms and help you seek the right treatment.

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