You may think that it would be easy to detect brain cancer or spinal cord tumors, but unfortunately, they do not manifest very often in the early stages. The symptoms and signs that a person has any of these will start to appear in late stages, and they can also be mistaken for some other diseases as well.
If the tumor appears in the motor cortex (which is the part of the brain that is responsible for controlling your movements), the symptoms may be that the person ends up having a very noticeable issue such as weakness in one limb, more often than not being an arm or leg.
However, specialists say that these types of tumors end up appearing in parts of the brain that are next to these, which would not cause obvious symptoms, but rather clumsiness in easy tasks or tasks that require very fine motor skills, or very subtle speech difficulties that would be hard to pinpoint.
Moreover, it can happen that one of the only early stage symptoms ends up being very subtle changes in the patient’s personality, that can only be noticed by close family members or significant others. This, coupled with the fact that more often than not, the most common symptom ends up being a headache, is a recipe for disaster.