26th January 2022
Headaches alone are a very uncommon presentation of brain tumours, with only 7% of brain tumour patients presenting with just a headache. However, most patients will experience them at some point in their brain tumour journey.
Headaches that are accompanied by cognitive, memory or behavioural symptoms are a more common presentation of brain tumours and should be investigated further. Think of this as ‘Headache Plus’ other symptoms.
In GatewayC’s ‘Brain Tumour – Early Diagnosis’ course, Dr Sarah Taylor discusses what other symptoms to look out for with Dr Catherine McBain, Consultant Clinical Oncologist.
Find out more:
- Access GatewayC’s ‘Brain Tumour – Early Diagnosis’ course here
- Read NICE NG12 guidance ‘Headache assessment’ here
- Read Guidelines in Practice ‘Is it a brain tumour? Red flags will help GPs with referral decisions’ article here
- Watch GatewayC’s ‘Headache or Brain Tumour?’ webinar recording here
- Browse all GatewayC’s courses here