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8 Common Symptoms Of Brain Cancer! Everyone Needs To Know

06. Moody feelings and risky behavior

“Patients suffering from a brain tumor may develop depression, anger or anxiety, even if they don’t commonly exhibit these types of emotions,” says Sumeet Vadera, M.D., neurosurgeon at University of California Irvine. “This is related to tumor irritation or compression of portions of the frontal lobe, which is responsible for many of our personality traits.” Patients may also experience changes in behavior including becoming more angry or agitated, meddling in more risky behaviors, acting overtly sexual or showing loss of inhibition. “A large, slowly growing tumor in the frontal lobe can even alter personality and judgment so far as to be mistaken for criminal behavior or psychiatric problems,” says Dr. Chen.

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