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Central nervous system and BrainBrain Tumor

Brain tumor is the abnormal growth of cells within the brain tissue. Brain tumors are inherently serious and life threatening as they can be cancerous and non-cancerous in nature.

The indications in a person having a brain tumor include:

• Persistent or relentless headaches particularly those that happen at night or upon awakening

• Headaches with the sign of intracranial pressure

• Early morning vomiting or vomiting unrelated to headaches

• Focal neurological dysfunction or change in vision(blurred vision, double vision or abnormal eye movements)

• Seizures or convulsions

• Weakness or loss of feeling in arms and legs

• Lack of co-ordination in walking (ataxic gait)

• Drowsiness

• Changes in personality or memory

• Changes in speech

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