Headaches and vomiting is a common feature of brain cancers. In general, brain cancers tend to grow slowly. However, because of the skull, brain cancers tend to compress nerves and this often leads to a headache. Nausea, vomiting and headache are very common with most brain cancers. Brain cancers can occur in any age group and may also be associated with deafness, visual changes, loss of smell, inability to move the extremities, dizziness and lethargy.
It is important to understand that all the above symptoms are nonspecific for cancer. Detection of cancer requires blood work and imaging tests. The only way to confirm presence of cancer is do perform a biopsy. Remember, when any of these symptoms persist, it is important to see your healthcare provider to determine the cause.