Symptoms vary depending on where the tumour is located and how quickly it grows.
Slow growing tumours – symptoms may develop gradually and may be hardly noticeable.
The symptoms may also be similar to other illnesses, such as a migraine.
Symptoms may include:
- Weakness or paralysis in parts of the body
- Difficulty speaking or remembering words
- Changes in the senses – vision, hearing, smell or taste
- Irritability or changes in personality
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What should I do?
If you are with someone who has had a seizure:
- Don’t panic – remain calm
- Lower the person to the floor and loosen their clothing, if it is restricting breathing.
- Don’t restrain them, instead clear the area around them so they don’t injure themselves
- Don’t place anything in their mouth
- Place them on their side to allow the airways to remain open and allow fluid to flow freely from the mouth
- Don’t leave them alone (if possible)
- Call an ambulance (Australia 000) if the seizure lasts more than 5 minutes, if multiple seizures occur or if someone is injured
- Allow for a period of re-orientation when the seizure is over – explain to the person what has happened and where they are