A brain tumor is an abnormal mass or growth of tissue in the brain. There are many different types of brain tumors, and they are mainly categorized as benign, malignant, primary or metastatic tumors. Depending on the nature and location of the brain tumor, the growth rate can affect the function of one’s nervous system.

Signs and symptoms

  • Issues with vision
  • Recurring headaches
  • Difficulty in speech or comprehending
  • Seizures
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Poor coordination
  • Unexplained vomiting or nausea
  • Hearing issues
  • Gradual loss of sensation or movement in limbs on one side of the body

Note: these are just a few signs and symptoms provided for informational purposes. Do not attempt self-diagnosis based on this list.


The treatment varies depending on the location, size and type of brain tumor as well as your overall health condition. Medical professionals may encourage surgery, radiation therapy, radiosurgery, chemotherapy or targeted drug therapy depending on the condition and nature of the tumor. As brain tumors can develop in parts of the brain that controls motor skills, speech, vision and thinking, rehabilitation is necessary as a part of recovery. Rehabilitation such as physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy might be introduced to help with after treatment care.

Northern Neurology Specialties, Dr. Jill Bressler and Brain Tumor Treatment

A brain tumor lies in a vital part of a human body making rapid and accurate diagnosis followed by a precise treatment plan necessary for recovery. Here again, once diagnosed, our vertical approach to maintaining neurological stability, referring your case to subspecialties, facilitating and being part of your multi-disciplinary treatment plan assure our patients and family members the guidance of an individualized, tailored plan.

Contact our office today, make an appointment so that Dr. Jill and Northern Neurology can begin our process of diagnosis to treatment plan.