Usually when you have a headache, it is nothing to worry about. However, in some cases, you or other Rhode Island residents might worry that a headache is a symptom of a brain tumor.
Many brain tumors are serious and are best caught early so you have the best chance possible at treatment, according to CNN. Headaches are not always the only symptom of a problem, however, and other signs may also be present. If your headache is new and not something you are used to getting, for example, this may be a sign that something serious is going on. Persistent headaches that occur alongside dizziness, nausea or vomiting may also be clues that need to be checked out. If you have a brain tumor, your headache may also accompany muscle weakness, speaking problems or changes in peripheral vision. Also, these types of headaches tend to start immediately upon waking up, rather than getting worse as the day progresses.