We all know that brain is the organ that is in-charge of all activities taking place inside the human body. These activities include speech, movement, vision, hearing, and many more. Brain cancer is the growth of cancerous cells in the brain that can damage the areas of the brain controlling these activities.

The cancerous growth in your brain can lead to many complications like balance issue, loss of hearing, and vision, seizures, and headaches. Below are some of the major complications linked with brain cancer.


Studies show that many people with brain cancer deal with the problem of fatigue. Brain cancer patients feel exhausted as their bodies use much energy to fight the tumor. Fatigue related to cancer is nothing like normal tiredness. It can wipe you out of energy and can make it difficult for you to get a sound sleep.

Even if you are able to sleep, it might not relieve your weariness. In fact, health experts and doctors say that to break fatigue, you will need to break your tasks into small chunks and find time to rest during the day.

Nausea and Vomiting

A brain cancer can make you sick to the stomach and treatments like chemotherapy and radiation can lead to vomiting and nausea. Your doctor might prescribe anti-emetic medicines to control nausea. These medicines are available in tablet, capsule, and liquid forms. If you are really sick to swallow medicine, the doctor might prescribe the medicine as a suppository.

It is important for you to or visit a low income clinic or call a healthcare provider if you are unable to keep down foods and fluids, or have been throwing up for a day or more.


Almost half of the brain cancer patients get headaches, but it is not the tumor that is causing the headache. The growing tumor can press on sensitive brain nerves and blood vessels resulting in headaches. This type of headache can last for hours and you can feel pounding, aching, or throbbing inside the head.

Experts say that these headaches can be worse in the morning, and might flare up when you exercise or cough. Your doctor can prescribe medicines that can help you control the pain and headache. If you experience lasting headaches, it will be a wiser idea to visit your doctor to find the cause.

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    About the Author

    Dr. Ghassan M. Al-Jazayrly, MD

    A graduate of University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Al-Jazayrly or, as he is colloquially known: Dr. AJ, is an oncologist and hematologist of a Complete Care Community Health Center (CCCHC) with more than 36 years of experience. In recent years, he’s been involved with a non profit organization known as Every Woman Counts (EWC) which provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to California’s underserved populations in order to eliminate health disparities for low-income individuals.

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