For women under 20, brain tumors are the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths. For women between the ages of 20 and 39, brain tumors are the fifth most common cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the American Brain Tumor Association.
Brain tumors, which consist of abnormal cells, can be benign or cancerous. Some brain tumors start in the brain (primary brain tumors), while others start from cancers elsewhere in the body.
The most common symptoms of a brain tumor include headaches, weakness that occurs in one part of the patient’s body, altered mental functions, and seizures, which MedlinePlus noted is more common in older patients.
But what about symptoms of brain tumors in women? Female patients can experience these symptoms, but they should also be aware of the specific symptoms of brain tumors that are more common in women.
Meningiomas are the most common type of primary brain tumor.