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, accounting for 34 percent of cases, according to the American Brain Tumor Association. This type of brain tumor affects the meninges — the membranes which cover the brain and the spinal cord.
Among middle-aged patients, women have a higher prevalence.