Brain Cancer Awareness Month

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Did you know that May is brain cancer awareness month?  Here are a few things about brain cancer that you should know..

  • Brain cancers are the most common cancer for children ages 0-19 yrs.
  • More than 4,600 children this year will be diagnosed with brain cancer this year
  • There are 120 different types of brain tumors
  • About 22,850 adults in the US will be diagnosed in the United States with brain cancer

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Signs and Symptoms of Brain cancer:

  • Headaches
  • Seizures
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Memory changes
  • Fatigue
  • Personality changes
  • Changes in sensory items (i.e. loss of smell or taste, having a strong sense of smell/taste)
  • Vision changes
  • Loss of balance
  • Difficulty swallowing

If you are concerned about possibly having a brain tumor and you have some of these signs, please notify your doctor and get checked out.

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