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Headache: symptom of a brain tumour?

Published: 26th July 2022

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.

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