Health Specialists warn about that having recurrent headaches is the earliest symptom of brain tumors. An expert should be consulted especially in recurrent headaches.
Some of the brain tumors are genetic, some of them stem from genetic mutations and problems in molecular biology. Headaches are one of the early symptoms of brain tumors because the tumors are the lesions that occupy the brain and they increase the pressure in the brain. It also reveals the pressure made by the centers, according to the place where the whole brain is found. Sometimes it only shows itself with a headache. Sometimes headache can cause nausea and vomiting due to increased brain pressure.
Therefore, if there is such a periodic recurrent headache and if there is a pain on your head that you can show with your hand in a certain place, you must definitely investigate it. If the pain is ongoing and accompanied by nausea, if there is weakness on one side, if there is a symptom on the face, it is necessary to investigate it.
One of the simplest methods to diagnose brain tumor is tomography and MR. The patient’s examination must be evaluated by the neurosurgeon and neurologist. Other than these, there may be lesions in the brain that have created inflammatory conditions which can be distinguished with laboratory findings such as blood tests.
Unfortunately, the most common seen brain tumors are malignant. And operation is the only treatment method of brain tumors. The greatest fear of patients with brain tumor is the paralysis that can occur on the face, on the wrist and on the leg after the operation. Brain surgeons state that they do the operation without anaesthetizing the patient fully; they give local anesthesia having the patient talking and moving his hands and feet during the surgery. Therefore, in tumors near the center local anesthesia is preferred to keep the patient awake.