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Brain tumour symptoms in adults

Almost 11,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumour each year. Brain tumour symptoms can include headaches, changes to vision and nausea, so while brain tumours are relatively rare, it's still important to recognise the signs.


Headaches are one of the most common symptoms of a brain tumour.

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Changes in vision

Changes to vision can include blurred or double vision, abnormal eye movements and more.

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Seizures, sometimes referred to as 'fits', are one of the common symptoms of a brain tumour.

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Nausea & dizziness

Nausea, as with headaches, may be worse in the morning or if you suddenly change position.

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Tiredness is usually a later brain tumour symptom as the tumour grows and the pressure increases.

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Loss of taste and smell

Although rare, loss of taste & smell can be linked with tumours in certain parts of the brain.

Loss of taste and smell