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Central Nervous System Tumors - Childhood - Symptoms and Signs

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Children with a CNS tumor may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes, children with a CNS tumor do not have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be another medical condition that is not a tumor.

The symptoms of a CNS tumor can affect any of the brain’s functions and depend on where the tumor is located. A CNS tumor may cause the following symptoms:

Leukemia - Chronic T-Cell Lymphocytic - Symptoms and Signs

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People with T-cell leukemia may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes, people with T-cell leukemia do not have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be another medical condition that is not leukemia.

  • Recurrent infections from low numbers of infection-fighting white blood cells called neutrophils

  • Bleeding or bruising easily

Leukemia - Eosinophilic - Symptoms and Signs

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People with eosinophilic leukemia may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes, people with eosinophilic leukemia do not have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be another medical condition that is not leukemia.

  • Fever

  • Unexplained fatigue or shortness of breath

  • Cough

  • Swollen lymph nodes

Nasopharyngeal Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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People with NPC may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes, people with NPC do not have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be another medical condition that is not cancer.

  • A lump in the neck, which is the most common symptom

  • Nasal obstruction or stuffiness

  • Trouble hearing or hearing loss

Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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People with oral or oropharyngeal cancer may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes, people with oral or oropharyngeal cancer do not have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be another medical condition that is not cancer. Often, a dentist is the first person to find oral or oropharyngeal cancer during a routine examination.

Brain Tumor - Symptoms and Signs

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People with a brain tumor may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes, people with a brain tumor do not have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be another medical condition that is not a brain tumor.

Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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People with nasal cavity or paranasal sinus cancer may experience the following symptoms or signs. However, the cause of a symptom may be another medical condition that is not cancer.

  • Nasal obstruction or persistent nasal congestion and stuffiness, which is often called sinus congestion 

  • Chronic sinus infections that do not respond to antibiotic treatment

Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia - Symptoms and Signs

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People with Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes, people with Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia do not have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be another medical condition that is not related to the cancer.

  • Fatigue

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Enlarged lymph nodes or spleen

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease - Symptoms and Signs

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Women with GTD may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes, women with GTD do not have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be another medical condition that is not cancer.

GTD may not cause any symptoms in its early stage because it may resemble a normal pregnancy. However, the following symptoms could signal a potential problem:

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