Pediatric Brain Tumor Symptoms: What To Look For
Brain tumors occur because of the growth of abnormal cells in the brain, or because of the uncontrollable growth of normal brain cells. These tumors destroy or damage healthy brain cells, causing swelling as they push against other parts of the brain. Brain tumors are about 20 percent of the total number of pediatric cancers, coming in second to leukemia.
Pediatric brain tumor symptoms can vary from child to child, depending on where the tumor is located and how big it is. Symptoms might get worse during certain times of day, depending on the amount of fluid that is present in the brain, or how much swelling there is. Symptoms typically occur when the tumor presses against the nerves. Symptoms to look for include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Changes in the child’s vision, speech and hearing
- Changes in personality or mood
- Lack of concentration
- Memory problems
- Muscular twitching or jerking
- Seizures and/or convulsions
- Tingling and/or numbing sensations in the arms and legs
It is the goal of the Rory David Deutsch Foundation to find a cure for pediatric brain tumors. Far too many children are diagnosed with this form of brain cancer every year. Pediatric cancer is the No. 1 killer among children and we want that to change. We strive to providing funding to medical research programs for the purpose of finding a way to eradicate pediatric cancer. We also want to provide children and their families with hope in the midst of such a deadly diagnosis.
Our foundation’s will not be finished until a cure is found for pediatric brain tumors. It is our hope that you will join us in fighting to find a cure, as well as to improve the quality of life for children and their families. When we work together, there is nothing that we cannot accomplish. We truly believe that with perseverance and by staying focused on our goals, we will put an end to pediatric brain cancer, once and for all.
To join us in the important work of this cause, contact us today.
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