Headache: symptom of a brain tumour?

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

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