It is important to know where the tumor is located within the brain so you can understand what symptoms or changes may occur.
Changes can be due to the impact of the tumor itself or from treatment.
Address any of these concerns with your health care provider to evaluate if there are options to help alleviate their impact on your quality of life.
Brain Anatomy and Functions
Executive function including concentration, coordination of thought and activity, judgment, emotional expression, inhibition, coordination of muscle strength and movement, strength on opposite side of body, understanding scent
Pain, hunger, “fight or flight” response, short-term memory, emotion, understanding words and directions
Sensation on opposite side of body, expressive and receptive language comprehension, understanding object’s characteristics (for example, texture and temperature and position in space)
Sight on opposite side, image recognition
Balance and coordination of movement of body, arms and legs
Regulates heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, swallowing and digestion
You Are Not Alone
Hearing from others who have been affected by a brain tumor can help guide you through your journey.