Headaches are often the first symptom of a brain tumour but there are a number of symptoms you should look out for, including:
- severe headaches, which may or may not be accompanied by nausea and vomiting
- weakness on one side of the body
- seizures (or fits)
- changes in thinking or personality
- disturbed vision or speech
- difficulty controlling movement (ataxia)
Having these symptoms may not mean you have cancer, but it’s really important to check.
If you have any of these problems, or are worried about something else, yarn with your doctor, nurse or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker.