Headache is commonly thought to be one of the signs of brain cancer. While this isn't entirely incorrect, it isn't entirely true either, because most of the time we end up inducing dread in patients who have frequent headaches by telling them they might have brain cancer. The reason for this assumption is that only a small percentage of chronic headaches are genuinely caused by brain cancer.
The number of persons diagnosed with brain cancer is extremely small, and the majority of headaches are caused by something more common, which can always be treated with pain relievers. However, this does not rule out the chance that a headache is an indication of brain cancer, therefore in this article, we'll look at the types of headaches that signal a person may be suffering from brain cancer. Simply sit back and learn something new while having fun.
1. If you wake up with a pounding headache every morning, it's time to have your brain tested for cancer. This is due to the fact that brain cancer headaches are more common, and the patient has them on a near-daily basis.
2. Nighttime headaches that keep you awake. This is another another headache that is out of the ordinary and requires particular attention. When a headache wakes you up in the middle of the night, there's nothing to worry about, but if it happens frequently, you should get evaluated for brain cancer because there's a good chance you're suffering from it.
3. Headaches that do not react to pain relievers or other medications that are typically used to treat headaches. If yours is more serious, such as not responding to medicine that would ordinarily be used to cure headaches in other people, you should see a doctor for a thorough examination, since you could be suffering from brain cancer or tumor.
4. If your headache lasts for days or weeks without going away, you may have a more serious problem that has to be addressed. Headaches should never last this long; make an appointment to have them tested to rule out or diagnose brain cancer.
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