May was Brain Tumor Awareness Month; a time in which increased focus is brought on this disease that impacts thousands every year. In honor of the month, the New Jersey failure to diagnose cancer lawyers at Blume Forte are highlighting some of the symptoms of brain tumors with information provided by the American Brain Tumor Association.
There are more than 120 different types of brain tumors, each of which can affect a different portion of the brain and require different types of medical care. It is imperative to find a skilled doctor to accurately diagnose the disease and commence treatment as soon as possible.
A brain tumor could lead to loss of mental capabilities, physical complications, or possibly death. To have a better chance (better prognosis) of a positive outcome, it is important that your healthcare providers recognize the potential signs and symptoms of a brain tumor and order appropriate testing to diagnosis the condition as quickly as possible. Symptoms which should be considered include but are not limited to:
- Vision loss
- Hearing loss
- Sensory and motor control loss
- Behavioral changes
- Cognitive changes
- Hormone/gland changes
- Deep venous thrombosis
Some of these foregoing symptoms are directly related to the tumor’s type, size, and location. Whatever you may be experiencing, it is vital for your medical professional to find the cause and treat accordingly.
If you believe that a healthcare provider has failed to timely diagnose or misdiagnosed your cancer, contact the legal team at Blume Forte at (973) 635-5400 for a no-cost consultation so you can learn more about your potential options.