Brain cancer can form in an adult from star-shaped cells called astrocytes. They start in the largest part of the brain known as the cerebrum. Glioblastoma is a specific type of astrocytoma or cancer of the brain. It is the most common brain tumor in adults. Glioblastoma grows very aggressively because it creates its own blood supply and it destroys normal brain tissue rapidly. There are treatment options available that can ease the symptoms.
Depending on where the brain tumor is located, different signs are more obvious than others because your brain affects different parts of the body. However, increased pressure on the brain is a common symptom of brain cancer. Check out these other ten signs and symptoms of glioblastoma.
It might seem obvious that a headache would be a symptom of brain cancer. However, please keep in mind that just because you have a headache does not mean you have glioblastoma. People get headaches for all types of reasons. From tension headaches to migraines, you might have a sore noggin because the muscles in you strained your neck muscles. Lack of sleep to a missed meal can lead to uncomfortable head pressure as well as anxiety or depression.
However, if you continue to have headaches day after day (with no clear connection as to why), then you should visit your doctor. Sometimes, a headache can be your body’s method of alerting you to another problem that you cannot feel any other way.